Snooker: Malton join Fulford at top of table

Gazette & Herald: Malton ‘A’ have climbed to joint-top of the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League Malton ‘A’ have climbed to joint-top of the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League

MALTON ‘A’ beat reigning champions Heworth ‘A’ 6-1 and Acomb ‘A’ 4-3 to move joint-top of the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League.

Heworth ‘A’ were looking to benefit from their rearranged match at home to Malton, but the visitors surprised them by running out convincing winners.

Malton’s Dan Pawson won the first game, but Nick Dyson levelled.

Lee Taylor, Simon Weatherill, Roger Ward, Phil Hart and Romain Reeves then completed the victory.

Malton ‘A’ added a 4-3 success against Acomb ‘A’, who have only won two matches.

Andrew Sherry, Weatherill, aided by a 62 break, Ward (27 break) and Hart won for Malton, with replies coming from Richard Lillie, Nick Marchant and Mick Borg.

Fulford ‘A’ and Malton are now joint leaders on 30 points, but Malton have lost one of their seven matches.

Bootham ‘A’ are third only two points adrift, and Bootham ‘B’ have dropped a point further behind in fourth spot.

Acomb ‘B’ were seeking a second win of the season when they entertained Bootham ‘A’.

Kevin Ventress won the first game for the hosts, then Tim Fillingham triumphed for Bootham in an 80-minute frame.

John Darley, Colin Robinson, Stuart Martel, Simon Robinson and Mark Darley (23 break) made it 6-1 for Bootham.

Fulford ‘A’ continued their unbeaten run with a 6-1 win over Bootham ‘B’, knocking their opponents off the top in the process.

Jamie Robinson won the first game for Bootham, then Jamie Husband, Alan Reed, Simon England, Kane Needham, James Lee and Glen Mountain secured the victory.

Heworth ‘A’ recovered from their Malton defeat to claim a close win over their ‘B’ team, who have yet to register a victory.

Nick Dyson started them off, but Ian Strickland levelled for the ‘B’ ranks.

Gary Douglas and Jordan Worobec moved the ‘A’ team ahead, only for Brian Birch to reduce the arrears. Clive Whyte (39, 47 breaks) sealed the victory before Andy Ireland made the score 4-3.

Weatherill’s 62 break puts him third in the Pasema Paving highest break contest. His Malton colleague, Lee Taylor, leads the was with his 66, while Heworth’s Kevin Gall is second with a run of 65.

Bootham duo Fillingham and Jamie Robinson have moved one win clear in the Worthington player of the year competition with six wins in seven matches. There are ten players with five wins from seven games.

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