With Mere Brow A playing Fleetwood Hesketh B on Monday Tarleton BC A moved back on top of the table if only for a short while after beating the Tarleton BC B team 4-2. The match had all the drama of a good hard Derby clash with incidents, breaks and flukes making the night a very close match. Elsewhere Argyle LTC smashed Birkdale Cons A 5-1, Paul Shawcross being the only high spot for the visitors on the night. Churchtown Cons A played out a 3-3 draw with Waddington Cons B as Tarleton BC C closed the gap to those two teams after coming away from Les Dodd’s B with a 4-2 win.
Banks C secured the 2nd division title despite losing out 4-2 to the visiting Mere Brow B team. Alan Johnson made the most of his chances to equal the high break target in the division after he made a 47 break against Kyle Prescott. With only one promotion place now up for grabs in the division Southport Cons B could only make a 3-3 draw with Churchtown Cons B, though S&B lost at Scarisbrick A to sit the 1 point behind their rivals. Bretherton A sat the week out and now find themselves a further one point behind these two teams. Banks B drew 3-3 apiece with Les Dodd’s B leaving the Doddy’s men 10 points behind Churchtown Cons B and ‘Wooden Spoon’ favourites.
Of the five results to come in so far all had a 5-1 score line to it. Les Dodd’s C and Churchtown Cons D stay locked at the top, one point separating them still as Doddy’s beat Fleetwood Hesketh B & Churchtown beat Birkdale Cons B 5-1. Formby Sports beat the other Birkdale, the C team by the 5-1 margin with Southport Cons B seeing off Waddington Cons C by the same four point margin. Scarisbrick B where the other team left in the division to take five point off their opposition, the defeated team being Banks D.
Other news to happen in the world of the Southport Snooker league was that our resident World Pool Champion Gareth Hibbott got to the magical mark on 100 when he made a wonderful 123 break against Stuart Evans in the Marshall handicap to follow that up with a 102 against Argyles Paddy Tyndall in the Lucas Open. But not to be out done and down beat about that Paddy made a break of exactly 100 in his James Yates match with Tarletons Rob Iddon. Paddy becomes the 16th player to make a break of 100 or more in the Southport League, so well done to him and well done to Gareth who with these two breaks of over 100 moved on to a personal haul of 41 breaks of 100 or more in the league since making his first, a 101 way back in 1991.
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