Sleaford Snooker League leaders fight back to avoid shock loss

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In week 16 of the Sleaford and District Snooker League, it was top versus bottom in the Barge and Bottle Division One as leaders Legion A visited lowly Electra S.

Legion A took the opening frame, but fell 2-1 behind before rallying to win the final two frames for a 3-2 result.

Scores: Michael Scott 24, Kev Spry 62; Simon Crofts 47, Tony Luck 37; Chris Gallimore 66, David Brown 16; Jason Horsepole 34, Colin Brown 63; Doug Scott 10, Chris Creasey 66.

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Upholsterers suffered an early setback in second place at Desperados, but won the next three frames for a 3-2 away win.

Scores: Dave Corder 52, Dave Woods 47; Steve Gyles 36, Jason Partridge 52; Paul Harris 47, Graham Watson 56; Shane Chapman 5, Adi Taylor 45; Kev Kopp 62, Paul Terry 37.

Top fixture of the week was the Electra Club derby between fourth-placed A and third-placed B.

After sharing the opening two frames, Electra B won frames three and four for a 3-2 away triumph.

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Scores: Ken Choularton 46, Paul Clark 79; John Wheeler 61, Chris Olney 46; Chris Lawrence 47, Lewis Choularton 83; Stefan Lawrence 34, Wayne Brankin 75; Stuart Hopkins 64, Gavin Robson 29.

The final match of the week was a relegation clash at Legion P where Reel Deal C took a 2-0 lead.

Legion P drew level at 2-2, but Simon Biggin won the deciding final frame to clinch a big 3-2 win for Reel Deal C, lifting them out of the relegation zone at their opponents’ expense.

Scores: Andy Bainbridge 55, Garry Sharpe 62; Dan Wilbraham 35, Craig Sentance 61; Calum Churcher 73, Sean Dudley 45; Martin Osbourne 51, Keith Southern 39; Dave Dawson 35, Simon Biggin 72.

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* Sleafordian Coaches Division Two leaders Wanderers won their derby match at See You Next Thursday 4-1 after narrowly losing the opening frame.

A 32 break for Terry Wing in frame four helped secure victory.

Scores: Conor Doherty 44, John Butler 42; Liam Atkins 51, Jason Gilliard 63; Jack Moss 42, Neil Price 49; Matt Clements 34, Terry Wing 59; Lee Knights 26, Mark Dewhurst 44.

Another derby encounter at the Legion saw Polley E go 1-0 ahead, fall 2-1 behind, level and then win the decider for a 3-2 win at second-placed Foundations.

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Scores: Nick McCauley 55, Ian Little 82; Paul Stephens 41, Mick Cawsey 40; John Jenkins 71, John Blow 28; Ian Eynon 30, Sid Hicks 76; Kev Shaw 23, Terry Atkinson 65.

While Six Cues One Pocket were without a fixture, in-form Solo B On Tour climbed into third with another fine result, a 5-0 home win against 5000 Volts.

Scores: Nick Kelly 42, David Taylor-Martin 37; Ryan Wright 74, Nick Janaway 70; Fred Ainsworth 64, James Bond 51; James Scott 73, Nick Hand 58; Marcus Hrubesch 63, George Cran 50.

Heckington B won the first three frames on their way to a 3-2 home win over Unpottables in a bottom-of-the-table clash.

Scores: Philip Wootton 57, David Gash 12; Eddie Cullen 62, Ray Black 53; Roy Jackson 55, Logan Hazzard 51; George Tomlinson 40, Nino Vacca 69; Maurice Barnatt 49, Paddy Harland 62.

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