Week two of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance summer season and Bellegrove have emerged as the early leaders, as the only team in the division to win both matches. 


This week they travelled to Pickwick, who were looking to build on their fantastic result last week against Terry's Allstars however, Bellegrove had had their own wondrous win over Hotshots. 


Bellegrove raced into a, 4-0 lead before Martin Storey put Pickwick‘s first frame on the board.


Jamie Davis made that, 4-2 with the first frame of the second set, but Bellegrove were dominant and won the next four frames for a, 2-0 & 8-2 lead going into the final set.


The last set was much closer swinging one way, then the other before Adam Coppen won the deciding frame of the set to give his team a, 3-0 & 11-4 triumph.


Bellegrove punished poor pool from Pickwick, none more so than Coppen and Nikki Steadman, who both recorded hat-tricks. 


Duke of Northumberland jumped into second place, three points behind Bellegrove after beating fellow promoted side, Eltham Terrace Nuthouse, 3-0 & 10-5.


In a tight first set, Duke nicked the deciding frame in a nervy game. where both players missed chances in a black ball frame. 


Winning the decider proved pivotal as Duke pushed on in the second set and went, 3-0 up. 


However, Nuthouse won the final two frames of the set to pull the score back to, 6-4 overall, keeping alive their chances of sharing te points. 


But Duke wrapped up the game by winning the last set, 4-1 for maximum points, leaving Nuthouse as the only team in the division without a win after two matches.


Joining Duke on five points are Sharks, who only picked up a point this week after losing, 2-1 & 10-5 to Terry's Allstars, who were looking to make up for their opening day defeat. 


Allstars are now just one point behind Sharks, as are Hotshots, who also made up for their first week defeat by beating Bears this week.


Richard Chapman and Danny Kelleher put Hotshots, 2-0 up before Gary Mason pulled one back for Bears.


Ryan Francis and Elliot Giles won frames four and five to give Hotshots a, 4-1 lead going into the second set.


Paul Cobbold halved Hotshots lead with the first frame of the second set however, Hotshots took the next four frames to win the set and the bonus point before set three.


Joe Kelly and George Covington won the opening two frames of the final set to put Hotshots into double figures before Dean James prevented the set whitewash.


The last two frames were shared making the overall score 3-0 & 11-4.


Kelly and Kelleher were the inspiration behind the victory, going unbeaten to win two and three frames respectively. 


 Bell Ya Later are the surprise early leaders of SLKPA Tier Two East after beating one of the favourites for the title, Falconwood Club, 3-0 & 9-6. 


Joining Bell Ya Later on two wins out of two are Rugrats, who are one point behind after beating Bellegrove Flyers.


Ashley Hewson and Johnny Maloney put Rugrats into a, 2-0 lead only for Richard Marsh and Peter Gray to level the match and send the set into a deciding frame, which Dylan Suggars won to give Rugrats the set, 3-2.


Rugrats did the damage in the second set winning all five frames to take an, 8-2 lead into the third set and win the bonus point.


Suggars made it seven in a row with his hat-trick to give Rugrats a, 9-2 lead overall, but Marsh and Mark Porter won the next two frames to put Flyers, 2-1 ahead in the third set.


Aaron Shepherd tied the set with Jason Brunton winning the deciding frame to give Flyers a point in the, 2-1 & 10-5 defeat.


New Eltham New Boys leap into third place, one point ahead of Flyers after they beat Hurricanes Reborn, 3-0 & 11-4 to leave them equal bottom of the table along with Falconwood.


There is an even split in Tier Two West, with the top three winning both of their matches, whilst the bottom three have lost both. 


Each of the teams had away wins, with New Eltham New Stars achieving the biggest, 3-0 & 10-5 against Academicals to go top of the table, leaving Academicals bottom.


Eltham Terrace Rack Pack beat Farmhouse, 2-1 & 9-6 which proved important, as Bellegrove A edged a, 2-1 & 8-7 victory over Fox & Hounds, meaning Rack Pack are above Bellegrove by one frame, as they are both on seven points.


7 Ups stay top of SLKPA Tier Three with maximum points after beating Downham Tavern A Team, 3-0 & 11-4 this week.


Downham's sister side, Downham Tavern Terrors had better fortune, beating The Con Men, 2-1 & 8-7 to go second in the table, two points behind 7 Ups.


Plough & Harrow are rooted to the bottom of the table, pointless after Eltham Terrace Tigers picked up their first win of the season against them.


John Ly, Dan Frost and Chris Unwin were the inspiration behind the, 3-0 & 10-5 triumph, all recording unbeaten hat-tricks.


Cue-Ologists are two places above Tigers but are on the same points after they had to share the spoils with Bexleyheath Raiders.


Cue-Ologists won the match, 2-1 in sets, whilst Raiders earned the bonus point by scoring more frames, 8-7.


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