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Earlestown and District Snooker League round-up
12:21pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in General Sport
NEWTON Social have broken away from the pack in the Earlestown and District Snooker League.
This follows a 7-0 demolition of Golborne CMC.
The extra bonus point awarded for winning all six frames means they go five points clear at the top of the table and are the only unbeaten team in the league.
Danny Thomas continued where he left off and an excellent 48 break helped him to win his sixth frame from as many starts. Alan Cliffe completed the rout with a 30 break in the final frame against Ste Bentham.
Viaduct slipped to second spot in the league following an away defeat at Garswood Labour Club.
The first four frames were shared so it was left to Stan Nuttie and Gary Woodcock to do the business for the home team and they did not disappoint with Garswood running out 4-2 winners.
Bryn Labour travelled to Earlestown Conservative A which always proves to be an interesting and entertaining encounter.
Bryn started well as in-form Karl Higgens maintained his 100% start to the season to record his fifth win in a row against Mick Martin. Steve Witkiewicz and Barry Rampling also won for the visitors but, with three frames lost on the black ball, the match ended in a 3-3 draw.
St Patricks were hoping to record their first win of the season away to Haydock Catholic but ended up going 3-1 down to the home side. Ian Bryce and Tim Cunningham won the last two frames to secure a 3-3 draw.
Triangle Snooker Club made the short trip to their neighbours Stubshaw Labour who raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to wins from John Hodgkinson, Nick Prendergast and Craig Hitchen.
Triangle’s Kieran Hall and Brendan Makinson fought back to make it 3-2 but it wasn’t enough as Bernard Cahill won the last frame to make it 4-2 to Stubshaw which lifted them off the foot of the table.
There was another derby match at Haydock Reading Room as Reader B came up against the Reader A team.
Reader B took the first frame thanks to Chris Pye, then exchanged alternate frames to draw the game 3-3, the highlight of the match was a 34 break by Dave Travis.
Golborne All Saints hosted Haydock Conservative and despite losing the first frame they reeled off the next three frames to go 3-1 up.
Haydock skipper, Ray Makin, defeated Gordon Stonier to pull a frame back but Paul Cunliffe proved too strong for Alex James in the final frame resulting in a 4-2 win for Golborne.