Snooker: Leaders make it eight out of eight at double

ACOMB ‘A’ made it a 4-3 double win against their ‘B’ team to maintain their unbeaten run at the top of the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League.

John Ashwell levelled after Nick Marchant’s first-frame success, then Richard Lillie and Trevor Ventress moved the ‘A’ team ahead.

Chris Nicholson pulled one back only for Keith Thornhill to win the match before Andy Stone recorded the ‘B’ team’s third point.

Fulford ‘B’ looked to be in trouble as Heworth ‘B’ went 2-0 up through Roland Cox and Andy Proud.

However, they responded by securing the next four frames as John Adcock, Andy Hurley, Bob Smith and Andy Pegden triumphed.

Keith Watkinson won the last game to make it a 4-3 win for Fulford, which moved them up to third place, two points behind second-placed Heworth ‘B’.

Malton ‘A’ continued their upwards move with a 5-2 victory over Bootham, who have dropped from fourth to seventh after two matches.

Dominic Spiteri, Darren Pawson, Simon Weatherill (36), Lee Taylor (57) and Phil Hart completed the win against replies from Lionel Barnes and Paul Scorfield.

The match between Heworth ‘A’ and Fulford ‘A’ was cancelled as Fulford were unable to raise a full team and a decision on this match will be made at the Faber Shield committee meeting in January.

Malton’s Taylor made his highest break of the season with his 57. However, that has only put him into fifth place in the Pasema Paving Highest Break contest, behind Malton’s Simon Weatherill with 98, Fulford’s Tim Lister with 74 unfinished, Heworth’s Mark Winskill and Bootham’s Paul Scorfield, both on 61.

Fulford’s Bob Smith has moved into the lead in the Worthington Player of the Year competition with seven wins in eight games.

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