FULFORD 'A' saw off their nearest rivals for the York Conservative Clubs' Snooker League title as they beat Heworth 'A' 5-2 to lead the table by nine points at the half-way stage of the season.

Russ Shaw and Sam Parkinson got them on their way as they beat John Dowd and Mark Winskill respectively.

Gary Douglas pulled one back for Heworth as he defeated Jamie Husband, then Steve Burdett made it 2-2 as he beat Sam England.

However, that was Heworth's last success as David Sattaur defeated Neil Wood (39 break), Dale Rout beat Mark Hodson, and Tom Lewis (35 break) defeated James Kilmartin to give Fulford victory.

Acomb 'A' suffered a 4-3 defeat at the hands of their 'B' team despite going 2-0 up through Paul Holmes and Richard Lillie beating John Ashwell and Nick Goodacre.

Acomb 'B' won the next three frames as Andy Wade beat Keith Thornhill, Steve Rodgers defeated a previously unbeaten Phil Carlton and Jon Milner beat Dan Potter.

Mick Borg beat Chris Bentley to level the match but the battle of the Ventresses went the way of Kevin who beat Trevor to give Acomb 'B' the win.

Malton could only turn out with six players against Bootham 'A' but won all six frames for a 6-1 victory.

Alan Sherry, Steve Beal, Roger Ward, Dominic Spiteri, Phil Hart (31 break) and Chris Atkinson got the success.

Heworth 'B' defeated Fulford 'B' 5-2, winning the last three frames after the score was 2-2.

Heworth's victories went to Martin Johnson beating Lee Elvridge, Dave Beattie over Aaron Spiers, Andy Ireland against Bob Smith, Andy Ogley beating Mo Mohammed, and Andy Hurley overcoming Glen Mountain on the black. Phil Cooke (28 break) and Alan Reed were Fulford's winners, beating John Sherlock and John McCready respectively.

Fulford 'A' have 39 points, followed by Heworth 'A' and Acomb 'A' both on 30.

The Player of the Season competition has Paul Mahoney (Bootham 'B') and Sam Pakinson (Fulford 'A') on top of the table with seven wins from eight frames, closely followed by four players with six frames each, namely Phil Carlton (Acomb 'A'), Dave Reed (Fulford 'A'), Nick Goodacre (Acomb 'B') and Lionel Barnes (Bootham 'B').

Neil Wood leads the way for the Highest Break Award with 70, followed by Mark Winskill's 57.