Motormen put brakes on Builder’s title bid

Don Noble Bookmaker Louth Billiards & Snooker League

KITCHEN Solutions take a week off but stay a point clear at the top of the snooker league as second placed Sibjon Builders fail to beat lowly NT Shaw Citroen.

Gary Skipworth pulled two crackers in the shape of 72 and 71 to remind the title challengers the motormen had not just come for the ride.

Dave Shucksmith levelled the scores but the visitors went back in front through Jode Leverton, but any hopes of an upset went as Phillip Tamblin saw the teams share the spoils in a 6-6 draw.

Flying up to third are Louth Travel Centre who put Castaline in the shade with a 7-5 defeat, Keith Selby and Pete Willoughby both grounded their opponents to set up another fine away day as Will Blythe replied for the hosts.

Seymour & Castle share third spot after easily beating the now bottom placed Dales Poultry & Game.

The points were shared after the first four frames with Sean Fieldsend winning for the hosts and Jack Westerby doing likewise for the visitors, but after that it was a one way show as Steve Swallow (28), Simon Overton (28) and Simon Davison powered their side to a 9-3 win.

Harness & Cooper Joiners nailed J Melton Painters 9-3. The hosts’ title hopes have taken a bash in their last two matches losing by the same score as their visitors move off the bottom courtesy of wins by Pat O`Reilly, Andy Dunn and Martin Turner.

Don Noble Bookmaker and Louth Building Supplies fought out an entertaining 6-6 draw, Dave Johnson`s early two frames strike looked sufficient to give the hosts the win, but Derek Adlam saved the day for the away outfit at the end.

n Would all team captains please make sure scoresheets are filled in correctly, Points will be deducted for no team names, no players names, no individual scores, no total scores and incorrect fees.

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The vital clash between two sides starting play joint second saw Jack Westerby Driving School improve their title chances with a brilliant 3-0 win.

Bob Barnes, Ray Charlton and Harry Putland all sent WA Jaines & Son away with an empty haul leaving the hosts just two points behind leaders Naulls & Dales who lost 2-1 at Castaline.

Sam Mountain and Dan Blythe left the top boys reeling, but they did grab a priceless point at the end through Mark Parrinder.

MA Stephenson Autos came back from ABC Riding Wear with a 2-1 win, Lee Cook and Ian Cook did the trick for the visitors as Mike Rice replied.