Clueball close gap on leaders

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The chasing pack in Sheffield Snooker League A Division are determined to make sure Players Lounge No.1 do not have an easy ride to what would be their third consecutive A division title.

Players have led the table from virtually the start of the season but Cueball Four beat them 3-2 to go joint second with Darnall Victory who slipped up 3-2 to Sheffield Transport. Players still have a three point advantage but that can be lost in a single slip up.

Allied Snooker Centre No.1 moved back in to a clear lead at the top of B division, after Alpine had pulled up level with them. They took a maximum five points off Steelers No.3 while Alpine won by the odd frame at Laycocks Sports and now trail by those two points.

Saxon Hotel, who looked to be cruising to the C Division title at halfway, slipped to their third consecutive 3-2 defeat, this time to Malin Bridge, and have not won since the turn round. It allowed Firth Park WMC to chip a further point off their deficit as they beat Players Lounge No.4 3-2 which means they have caught up five points in three weeks, although they still have a further three to go.

Top break of the week was made by Joe Priest with 57 for Allied Snooker Centre No.3, despite which they lost 3-2 to Chapeltown Phoenix.

Other breaks: Stewart Swindell 55, David Birley 54 and 31, Chris Butcher 51, Wayne Wootton 50, Andre Ahmed 46, Harry Anderson 44, Richard Batty 42, Antony Ahmed 41, Martin Gallagher 39, Kevin Breeze 39, Gavin Barker 38, Tom Scott 37 and Jordan Parish 36.

A Division: Darnall Victory 2 Sheffield Transport No1 3; Players Lounge No1 2 Cueball Four 3; Central Snooker Club 2 Hustlers No.1 3; Dronfield Contact No1 3 Sheffield Lane WMC No1 2; Carlton SC No.1 2 Broomgrove Club No1 3; Hustlers No.4 4 Steelers No1 1.

B Division: Steelers No3 0 Allied Snooker Centre No1 5; Sheffield Lane WMC No2 2 Firth Park WMC No1 3; Laycocks Sports No1 2 Alpine 3; Allied Snooker No.3 2 Chapeltown Phoenix 3; Green Room 2 Carlton SC No.2 3; Holme Lea No.1 1 Wadsley Br WMC 4.

C Division: Wortley Club 4 Hustlers No.2 1; Malin Bridge 3 Saxon Hotel 2; Manor Social 1 Dronfield Contact No2 4; Stocksbridge C&I 4 Lowood Club 1; Firth Park WMC No2 3 Players Lounge No4 2; Shiregreen WMC 3 Thrybergh WMC 2.

D Division: Sheffield Deaf 2 Hartley House SC 3; Broomgrove Club No2 2 Manpower 3; Club Baize No1 4 Hillsborough Club No1 1; Steelers No2 3 St Marys No2 2; St Marys No1 3 Steelers Plaza 88 2.

E Division: Hillsborough Club No2 1 Laycocks No2 4; Swallownest MW 3 British Legion 2; Earl Old Boys 4 Boundary Academy 1; Spot On No4 1 Crookes SC 4; Sheffield Transport No2 2 Rivelin 3.