Bellegrove Flyers have made an amazing start to the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Winter Season, winning their third game in a row to remain unbeaten at the top of the second division.

It was a tough match this week against Academicals, who are yet to win a game this season, however luck played it's part for both sides, with Flyers slightly luckier, taking the match, 8-7.

Each frame was closely fought and could have gone either way but Flyers edged the first two sets with Academicals nicking the last.

Man of the match had to be Keith Mitchell, who won all three of his frames for Flyers.

Losing their unbeaten run were North Heath Social Club, who were beaten by New Eltham Social Club, 9-6.

There was a race between four of the New Eltham boys, Jeff Bailey, Alan Enever, Gary Mason and Jamie Phillips to see who would finish on three out of three but unfortunately none of them did, each missing out by one frame.

This result puts North Heath two points behind Flyers and New Eltham one behind North Heath, so still pretty close at the top.

At the bottom of the table Happy Hustlers closed the gap on Foots Cray Social Club to just one point, after recording their first victory of the season against them.

Captain, Angie Hobbs led from the front, scoring a hat-trick and Claire Stork performed her first ever dish in the SLKPA, to help their team to a, 9-6 triumph.

With Flyers riding high at the top of Division Two, their sister side, Bellegrove are also giving reasons to cheer, after they also won their third in a row to go second in the Premier Division.

They took a, 3-0 lead against Eltham Terrace Nuthouse, which included a dish from a dry break by Declan Kelly but after that it was nip and tuck, with Nuthouse making it, 3-2 at the end of the first and winning the second to tie the match at five all.

Paul Cook and Barry Barham put Bellegrove, 7-5 up but Jon Syta and Louis Wilbourne won to tie the match at seven all and send the game into a final frame decider, Nuthouse's third of the season.

As with the last two, it was the captains that battled it out, with Paul Elford playing a lovely positional shot on his last colour to leave the black down the rail and beat Craig Jones to give his side the, 8-7 victory.

There was only one unbeaten player on the night, Nuthouse's Dave Sparey but he only played one frame, however there were a number of two out of threes, Wilbourne and Zoe Healy for Nuthouse and Bellegrove's Kelly, Paul Cook and Steve Lloyd.

Despite being unbeaten, Bellegrove are not top as Eltham Terrace Club A also have an unbeaten record, after an impressive, 11-4 triumph over Pickwick.

It was another great week for Mark Eldridge, who made it nine out of nine for the season after another unbeaten hat-trick but it wasn't just Eldridge who did the damage, as every player chipped in, although Ben McIntosh and Shane Hutley were also unbeaten on a brace each.

This puts Eltham Terrace three points clear at the top, taking over from Hustlers A, who lost their unbeaten record to Eltham Terrace Rovers, picking up their first win of the season.

Hustlers had the better start, taking the first set, 3-2 despite a break and dish from Rovers' Chris Hobbis in the first frame.

Rovers took the second set, 4-1 with Hustlers win coming from a break and dish by Adam Coppen and Rovers went on to take the final set by the same score for an overall, 10-5 triumph.

Captain Darren Porter gave his team the inspiration for the victory, with a maximum three frame wins and he was supported by Hobbis, Steve Dixon and Ryan Francis who all won two of their three frames.

As always it was a tight match between Hotshots and Hustlers Simply Lovleh and it was simply lovely for Hustlers, who took the match, 9-6 to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place.

Richie Mitchell and Craig Mallinder were the top performers on the night, both scoring two out of two for the Lovlehs.

While Flyers and Bellegrove are riding high unbeaten at the top end of their respective divisions, the same cannot be said for Bellegrove Social Club or Bellegrove A.

BSC are yet to win a game in the Premier Division and the gap between them and this week's opponents, Hustlers B grew to four points, after Hustlers picked up their first win by 10 frames to 5.

Bellegrove A are also winless at the bottom of SLKPA Division One but it was a close run thing this week against Eltham Terrace Rack Pack.

The first set went to Rack Pack, 3-2 but Bellegrove battled back and took the first two frames of the second to nudge themselves into the lead, however Rack Pack replied with the next two frames to tie the set.

Bellegrove won the last frame of the set, albeit rather fortunately, as Rack Pack went in off after potting the black, to tie the match at five all.

The final set was a see-saw battle, going six all then seven all, to send the match into a final frame decider, which Bellegrove's new boy, Wayne Tanner had a great chance to win but he missed the black, leaving Rack Pack to finish it off and break Bellegrove's hearts with an, 8-7 victory.

Tony Frost gave Rack Pack the edge by winning all three of his frames, as did Pat Melia for Bellegrove.

Captain, John Skuza is fully behind his team, incorporating a few new players, who can hold their heads high whilst learning the intricacies of the game and he believes their first win is just around the corner.

This win puts Rack Pack in second place just one point ahead of Rose Inn, who beat Fox & Hounds, 10-5 this week to leave them winless after three games.

Rose did the damage in the first set, taking it, 4-1 they went on to win the next two sets, 3-2 to complete their overall victory.

Fox had their captain, Kerry Wyatt to thank for keeping them in the game by winning three of her team's five frames.

Also ending on unbeaten hat-tricks were Dean Greaney-Parr and Jack Wilson for Rose Inn.

In Crayford it was derby day, as CSC Mr's & Miss Q's took on Crayford Social Club Rugrats and no one saw the upset coming, as Rugrats had not lost and CSC had not won.

Initially it looked like going to form with Rugrats winning the first two frames but CSC took the last three frames of the first set and the first three of the second, to win both the sets and take a, 6-2 lead.

The last two frames of the set were shared, giving CSC a, 4-1 set victory and an overall, 7-3 lead, to need only one frame from the final set for the win.

They had to wait until the fourteenth frame to do this as Rugrats won the first three frames of the last set and CSC went on to take the last frame for a fantastic, 9-6 triumph.

The only unbeaten player on the night was CSC's Tony Lees, who won both of his frames.

Despite the loss Rugrats go top of the table, taking advantage of Sharks free week to go one point ahead of Rack Pack, although there are only three points between top and Sharks in fourth but they have a game in hand.

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