Crayford Social Club Rugrats and Rose Inn were tied in second place in the South London & Kent Pool Alliance first division going into this match between the two sides, so something had to give.

As their positions in the league suggest, this was a very tight game but Rugrats' Captain, Scott Shephard led from the front, winning all three of his frames to give his team a, 9-6 victory and he was joined by Steve Gibson on three frame wins.

This was a massive win for Rugrats, as it appears the second automatic promotion place will be between these two teams, with nine points between Rose Inn and Eltham Terrace Rack Pack in fourth.

Rack Pack didn't have it all their own way against CSC Mr's & Miss Q's going, 5-1 down before winning the next seven frames on the spin and they went on to win the match, 9-6 overall.

Tony Frost made an excellent clearance to 7-ball his opponent on his way to an unbeaten hat-trick for Rack Pack and team mate Kevin Atley also made a great clearance for his unbeaten brace.

Rack Pack Captain, Steve Unwin also won his only frame but did so without potting a ball, as he foul broke and James Coomber potted three reds and the black, giving Unwin the frame.

Sharks have opened up a sixteen point lead over Rugrats and look set for the title, after thrashing Fox & Hounds by, 13 frames to 2.

It was quite close after the first set, with Sharks just edging it, 3-2 but Fox couldn't manage another frame, as Sharks took each of the next ten.

Fox had Alan Dolan and Clive Forrest to thank for their two points but also winning one frame, his only frame was Kevin Dempsey for Sharks.

Sharks other unbeaten players were, Chris Mackenzie, Arif Salih and Danny Kent, all winning a maximum three frames.

Academicals rise into third place and a possible play-off spot of the SLKPA second division, after a well earned victory over bottom team, Happy Hustlers.

It didn’t start well for Academicals, losing the first three frames but they rallied round and only lost two of the next twelve for a, 10-5 triumph.

The comeback was kicked off by Gary Mason and Kevin England, with both going on to win all three frames and Chris Bracey produced two great clearances to win his last two frames.

Academicals are now two points ahead of North Heath Social Club, after they collapsed against the league leaders, Bellegrove Flyers.

The first set was very close but Flyers just edged it, 3-2 and the second set went the same way but North Heath capitulated in the final set, with Flyers whitewashing it, 5-0 for an overall, 11-4 victory.

Nick Stearns won both of his frames for Flyers but team mates Richard Marsh and Keith Mitchell went one better, with three frame wins each.

New Eltham Social Club lost ground and are now ten points behind Flyers, after a shock defeat to Foots Cray Social Club.

The game looked to be going to form when New Eltham won the first set, 4-1 but Foots Cray fought hard and won the second set, 3-2 before taking the first two frames of the final set to tie the match.

Paul Carroll won his third frame of the night to put New Eltham ahead but Paul Turner equalised for Foots Cray to send the match into a final frame decider, which Harry Gooden won for his second of two frame wins to give Foots Cray the, 8-7 triumph.

As well as Gooden, Gary Heath was also on fire for Foots Cray, with an unbeaten hat-trick, to help put his team fifteen points clear of Happy Hustlers at the bottom.

Bellegrove lost some ground on the top two of the SLKPA Premier Division, after an, 8-7 defeat to Hustlers A this week.

After going, 4-0 up Bellegrove let the match slip away, failing to capitalise on Hustlers mistakes.

Dean James was Bellegrove's best player, scoring three out of three but Hustlers Adam Coppen was absolutely unplayable in the final two sets.

This result has left Bellegrove five points behind Eltham Terrace Rovers, after they recorded a, 10-5 triumph over Pickwick this week in a fantastic match.

Pickwick had Martin Storey and Billy Levingbird to thank for four of Pickwick's five frames, with Mark Brinkley producing a break and dish for their other frame.

Lee Osborn won both of his frames for Rovers and Chris Hobbis cleared up from a dry break, however Ryan Francis was by far the player of the night, winning all three of his frames, one with a break and dish and another with an amazing long trebled black.

Two points ahead of Rovers, at the top are Hotshots, who this week recorded a comprehensive, 12-3 victory over second bottom Hustlers B.

Alex Biggs was the saviour for Hustlers, winning two of his team's three frames, which included a break and dish in the first set.

Also getting in on the dishing act was Hotshots' debutant Tony Bolt, performing not one but two in his unbeaten hat-trick, with Steve Krishnan and Richard Chapman winning their three frames as well.

Still looking for their first victory of the season are Bellegrove Social Club, who this week lost to fourth placed Hustlers Simply Lovleh.

Paul Donohoe, Lovleh's Captain, led from the front, with three out of three to help give his team an, 11-4 victory and he was joined by George Covington with a hat-trick.

There was a mid-table battle at Eltham Terrace, where Eltham Terrace Nuthouse played hosts to Eltham Terrace Club A.

Nuthouse won the first two frames, which included a dish from a dry break by Shane O'Reilly but Terrace took the next three for the set.

The second set went to Nuthouse, 4-1 with O'Reilly performing another dish, this time straight from his own break.

Only two frames were needed by Nuthouse for victory but Terrace took the first two frames of the set to tie the match at six all, before Nuthouse got what they needed in the next two, with Terrace winning the last, making the final score, 8-7 to Nuthouse.

There was only one unbeaten player on the night, Aaron Shephard from Nuthouse, who won both his frames and he was supported by O'Reilly and Jon Syta, both winning two of their three frames, as did Dan Foley, Mark Eldridge and Ben McIntosh for Terrace.

There are now just two points between Nuthouse in sixth and fifth placed Terrace. For more information on the SLKPA including league tables visit our website at or contact our Secretary, Paul Gafa on 07443 456662 with any queries.

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