Exmouth Snooker League latest - Police SC A and East Budleigh in two-team title battle
PUBLISHED: 12:01 23 February 2019
As teams in the Exmouth Snooker League enter the home straight, both East Budleigh and the Police Social Club A are currently neck and neck approaching the finish line.
East Budleigh have a single point lead after Graham Ward, 52-42, Alan Farrant, 81-40 and Mark Auton, 68(36)-44, were taken to five frames by Dion Newcombe, 77-70 and Dave Lance, 61-43, of the Conservative Club.
They then lost frames one and five respectively to Joe Pearcey, 77-72 and David Binmore, 68-32, of the visiting Police B, but in between, Graham Ward, 95-68, Barry Bentley, 66-30 and Mark Auton, 90(30)-50, secured their tenth match win to date.
Their final match is against the current second place Police A, who have a game in hand. They lost their match with the Police B after leading with Bob Martin, 63-2 and Mike Delahaye, 71-44, before being overtaken by Joe Pearcey, 86-65, Phil Rowsell, 70-52 and David Binmore, 73-62.
They then came back into the reckoning as Carl Rowsell, 73-61, Rob Pow, 53-47, George Webster, 58-56 and Pete Abrahams, 59-27, were denied maximum points by Eric James, 59-47, of the Police B.
East Budleigh 15 10 43
Police SC A 14 8 42
Conservative Club 14 7 37
Police SC C 14 7 33
Police SC B 15 4 25
Highest snooker break: Mark Auton 36