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Snooker:Fulford rattle Acomb's title hopes
9:33am Saturday 12th January 2013 in Sport
ACOMB ‘A’ suffered a major blow to their York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League title hopes as they lost 6-1 to Fulford ‘B’.
Bob Smith, Jim Rollinson and John Adcock paved the way for rising Fulford before Paul Holmes stopped the rot for Acomb, who went into the match unbeaten.
Andy Ogley, Nigel Smith and Arthur Pegden completed the rout.
Acomb continue to head the table, but Fulford ‘B’ moved into second place, only two points adrift.
Heworth ‘B’ dropped one place to third as a result of losing 4-3 to Bootham ‘A’ who recorded only their second win of the season.
The teams shared the first four frames with wins by John Darley and Barry Rankin winning for Bootham, and Roland Cox (20 break) and Brian Birch for Heworth.
Chris Dower and Colin Robinson secured the match for Bootham before Andy Proud gained Heworth’s third point.
Acomb ‘B’ pushed Fulford ‘A’ back to the bottom of the league with a last-frame 4-3 victory.
The teams were level as a result of wins by Ian Gillies, Nick Goodacre and Jeff Winter for Acomb, and replies by Sam Wass (21 break), Tom Wilson and James Lee (24 break).
Andy Stone extended his winning run to six by winning the last frame to seal an Acomb ‘B’ win.
Heworth ‘A’ came from behind to keep their title hopes alive with a 4-3 success against Bootham ‘B’.
Heworth’s Nick Dyson and Jason Milner (35 break) levelled after Adam Scorfield and Paul Scorfield had given Bootham a head start.
Matt Smith moved Bootham 3-2 in front but Steve Burdett and James Kilmartin won the match for Heworth, keeping them in fourth place with a match in hand.
Fulford’s Bob Smith continues to lead the way in the Worthington Player of the Year competition with eight wins from nine games.
Acomb’s Andy Stone also has eight wins, but has played ten games.
Simon Weatherill, of Malton, still leads in the Pasema Paving Highest Break contest with his run of 98, while Fulford’s Tim Lister is second with an unfinished break of 75.