Louth Snooker League leaders stay on course for title despite defeat

PH Mountain Cardboard Services produced a box of tricks to defeat Louth Snooker League leaders Kitchen Solutions last week, writes Jack Westerby.

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Kitchen Solutions suffered a rare home defeat, losing 8-4 to PH Mountain Cardboard Services, but remained seven points clear as their nearest rivals failed to take advantage,

After the early exchanges were shared, the visitors took control, with both Dan Mountain and Jack Westerby winning two frames.

Simon Adams replied in a bid to salvage the hosts a draw, but Tom Melin was having none of it and wrapped up an impressive victory for the away side.

Dales Poultry and Game had been waiting for the leaders to slip up, but then went and lost themselves against Louth Volksworld.

Craig Shaw potted the defending champions in front, but that only inspired the hosts to accelerate, with Keith Lewington, Ray Burkitt and Simon Overton all finding the right gear.

Mark Wilkinson stopped the rot, but he was unable to grab a share of the spoils and his team went down 7-5 as the title looks to have slipped away.

Louth Building Supplies’ poor run of form made them a well-handicapped side for their last encounter, and hammered Sibjon Builders 10-2.

Roy Annetts put a couple of frames up for the hosts, but after that the visitors delivered the goods, with Ray Fawcett, Graham Evison, Derek Adlam, Tom Evison and Ryan Howsam all leaving the home side out of luck.

NT Shaw of Louth and Louth Travel Centre fought out a 6-6 draw which means the latter are looking at the wooden-spoon, while the motormen remain in the hunt for second spot.

Mark Copeland and Ray Beszant looked to have given the visitors a much-needed win, but the hosts fought back late on through Tom Garlick and Malc Dixon to tie the scores.

* In the Louth Billiards Teams Knockout, holders Naulls and Dales went a point clear at the top after a splendid 2-1 away win at MA Stephenson Autos.

Mark Pickard and Phil Marshall were both on song for the leaders, while Andre Fisher replied for the hosts to avoid the whitewash.

ABC Riding Wear moved up to second place after a 2-1 victory over Faulkners Louth.

Kevin Fenwick and Jez Swaby put the visitors in line for maximum points, but Joe Tomkins narrowly took his game by three points to save the day for the hosts.

Louth Billiards and Snooker League is sponsored by T Marris Carpets