Week eight of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance winter season and New Eltham New Boys have lost their unbeaten record, leaving just Hotshots and Terry’s Allstars on 100%. 


Top of Division Two New Boys hosted Downham Tavern Terrors in third place and ten points behind them, but this didn’t deter the Terrors from running out the victors by ten frames to five. 


New Boys hold onto pole position, but Terrors jump back into second, five points behind their opponents and the same number of points ahead of Academicals in third, who didn’t have a game this week. 


Six points behind Academicals are Farmhouse, after they beat bottom team, The Con Men this week. 


Farmhouse took this game by the scruff of the neck right from the off, with Barrie Blake, John Denahy and Simon Kielty winning the first three frames. 


Jake Murphy prevented the set whitewash however, Farmhouse went on to win the next five frames to take an unassailable, 8-1 lead, giving them the victory before the end of the second set. 


Reiss Wright prevented the second set whitewash and Murphy won his second frame of the night, stringing two on the spin for The Con Men.


Steve Carpenter made it, 9-3 to Farmhouse, but Con Men weren't lying down and Adam and Calvin Key and Wright won the last three frames to make the score a more respectable, 9-6. 


Farmhouse Captain, Blake won his only frame, but teammate Carpenter was the man of the match, winning all three of his frames. 


In between Farmhouse and The Con Men are Bexleyheath Working Men’s Club and Bell Ya Later and they swapped places this week after Bell Ya Later’s narrow, 8-7 triumph. 


Bell Ya Later are above their opponents by having one more win as both teams are on 46 points, seven ahead of The Con Men and three behind Farmhouse. 


The top two played each other in SLKPA Division One, as Eltham Terrace Nuthouse hosted Terry’s Allstars and it was Allstars who continued their unbeaten run with a, 10-5 triumph to extend the lead over their opponents to 21 points. 


Duke of Northumberland close the gap between them and Nuthouse to six points after they beat Fox & Hounds this week. 


Third placed Duke travelled to bottom of the table and winless Fox & Hounds, and it was Fox who go off to the better start. 


After the first two frames were shared, Clive Forrest and Kerry Wyatt won the next two to give Fox the first set. 


Phil Tworek took the fifth frame to bring Duke back to within one frame. 


Dave Pearce, Paul Clements, and John Kinsville won the first three frames of the second set, making it four in a row for Duke giving them a, 5-3 advantage. 


Kerry Wyatt prevented the set whitewash then Tworek was on hand again to take the last frame of the set to put Duke, 6-4 up. 


Alan Dolan made that, 6-5 however, Duke won the last four frames of the final set to win the match by ten frames to five. 


There was only one unbeaten player on the night, Tworek who scored a hat-trick. 


Fox remain winless at the bottom of the division, but they are only five points behind Eltham Terrace Rack Pack, who didn’t have a game this week. 


After a recent run of form Bellegrove Flyers have risen to fourth place in the table, one place and a point above this week’s opponents Bears. 


Flyers were full of confidence however, it was Bears who got off to a flyer, whitewashing the first set. 


Little by little Flyers clawed their way back into the match but the deficit from the first set proved a little too much to overcome and Bears finished up, 9-6 winners to go back above Flyers by two points. 


Bears are now just three points behind Duke in third, so the race to see who will be promoted alongside Allstars will be hotly contested. 


Hotshots have extended their unbeaten run at the top of the SLKPA Premier Division to eight games with a truly impressive, 13-2 victory over bottom team Bellegrove A. 


Hotshots were on absolute fire tonight, winning the first twelve frames to have the match sewn up before the end of the second set. 


It wasn’t until Jack Taylor and Alfie Southby won frames thirteen and fourteen that Bellegrove troubled the scorers. 


It was a fantastic team display, with Neil Hall winning his only frame however, Ryan Francis, Tony Wilson, and Richard Chapman all scored hat-tricks. 


Second played third, as Bull Tavern went to Sharks with seven points between them and it was Bull who returned to winning ways with a, 10-5 triumph. 


Bull are now eight points behind Hotshots, whereas Sharks have dropped one place, after Bellegrove beat New Eltham New Stars this week. 


New Stars had the better start, with Dave Jandu winning the opening frame, but Nicky Steadman, Dan Heinink, and Dan Foley took the next three frames to give Bellegrove the set, before Steve Pearce pulled one back for New Stars. 


It was, 3-2 going into the second set and that quickly became, 6-2 with Bellegrove taking the first three frames of the set. 


Steve Knight prevented the set whitewash, then Heinink put Bellegrove on the hill at, 7-3. 


Jandu won his second frame of the night to reduce the deficit to, 7-4 but Dec Kelly secured the victory with the next frame and Bellegrove went on to win the remaining three frames for an 11-4 triumph overall. 


It was a fantastic team performance from Bellegrove with four unbeaten players; Peter Whyte, Barham and Heinink all won two frames, but Steadman went one better with a hat-trick. 


New Stars have dropped to seventh despite Pickwick losing to Falconwood Club and overtaking them. 


After losing the first frame, Falconwood won the next six to lead, 6-1 with the highlight being a dish from a dry break by Akar Necati in frame two.


Pickwick began a fight back, with frame nine being the pivotal frame. 


Pickwick’s Mike Werbowy was on course for his own reverse dish but missed the black allowing Ian Stringer to clear all his yellows, but he rattled the last one, leaving Werbowy a simple black to win the frame. 


At the end of the second set Pickwick had fought back to, 6-4 however, Falconwood won the first two frames of the third set to lead, 8-4 and secure the victory.  


Pickwick went om to win the final three frames to restore some respectability to the, 8-7 score line.


This was a scrappy game, with only one unbeaten player, Pickwick’s Enis Dogungun, winning all three of his frames. 


Falconwood stay in eighth, four points behind Pickwick, two places above them. 


After winning two on the bounce, Rugrats were hungry for another, but they had a tough task against The Cocked Hats.  


Rugrats had a fantastic start going, 4-1 up in the first set and Ashley Hewson was unlucky not to make it 5-0, but George Taylor just had enough to give Cocked Hats a frame. 


The Cocked Hats came back strong in the second set, with Clive Black, Taylor and George Covington winning the first three frames to tie the match at four all.  


Steve Gibson stopped the set whitewash to regain the advantage, but Elliott Giles won frame ten to level the score at, 5-5 going into the final set. 


Hewson won a tactical frame eleven to put Rugrats back in front, then Dylan Suggars broke and the white came off the table allowing Black, who had played well all night to clear up and tie the match again. 


Pat Firth got himself into a bit of trouble in frame thirteen, but with a bit of luck managed to clear up and make it 7-6 to Rugrats. 


Rugrats Captain, Gibson won the next frame to win the match and Covington took the last frame to bring Cocked Hats back to within one at, 8-7. 


It was another great team performance by the Rugrats however, Captain Gibson must take the plaudits after winning all three of his frames. 


Both teams stay where they are in the table however, Rugrats have developed a twelve-point gap between them and Bellegrove A at the bottom. 


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