Sleaford Snooker League: Derby fightback sends Legion clear

Snooker EMN-190916-183143002
Snooker EMN-190916-183143002

In week 13 of the Sleaford and District Snooker League, only the first division had fixtures to play.

Leaders of the Barge and Bottle Division One, Legion A took the lead in their derby clash at home to Legion P, but fell 2-1 behind, before staging a late fightback to emerge 3-2 winners.

The victory gave them a commanding eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Bottom side Electra S pulled off a surprise and much-needed 3-2 win at second-placed Upholsterers, but results elsewhere put them further into relegation trouble.

Scores: Graham Watson 8-76 Jason Horsepole; David Woods 48-66 Michael Scott; Spike Rushby 65-54 Simon Crofts; Andy Copeland 38-70 Chris Gallimore; Jason Partridge 72-41 Doug Scott.

Electra B took a 1-0 lead at home to Desperados, before trailing 2-1.

But they eventually came through to take the match 3-2 with wins in the final two frames to go level on points with Electra A.

Scores: Paul Clark 74-62 Shane Chapman; Chris Olney 73-89 Dave Corder; Gavin Robson 19-67 Paul Harris; Wayne Brankin 75-54 Steve Gyles; Lewis Choularton 64-58 Lisa Foreman.

The final fixture of the week saw Reel Deal C defeat visitors Electra A 4-1 despite an early setback in the opening frame.

Craig Sentance scored a 35 break in frame two, while Simon Biggin scored a run of 30 in the fourth frame.

Scores: Jason Marriott 55-69 Ken Choularton ; Craig Sentance 69-31 John Wheeler; Gary Sharpe 47-39 Stefan Lawrence; Simon Biggin 86-67 Chris Lawrence; Keith Southern

76-33 Glen Pagdin.