Week five of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance and Sharks have made It five out of five to stay top of Tier Two West, opening up a three point gap between them and second.

This week they travelled to Fox & Hounds and had the match sewn up by the end of the second set, taking both of the opening two sets, 4-1, with Alan Dolan winning the Fox's frame in the two sets.

The final set was a little closer but Sharks still took it for maximum points and the, 3-0 & 11-4 victory.

Danny Kent won his only frame for Sharks but Kevin Dempsey and Eno Idiong went all the way with a maximum three out of three.

Eltham Terrace Nuthouse hold on to second place after scraping a victory against bottom team, Academicals, despite the 10-5 overall score in frames.

Academicals thought they might be onto a winner when they won the first set, 3-2 but Nuthouse rallied round and whitewashed the second, 5-0 for an overall score line of, 7-3.

Again Academicals started stronger n the third set, with Tony Bailey winning his second frame of three, on debut and Gary Mason joined him.

However, Nuthouse weren't lying down and Louis Wilbourne and Shane O'Reilly equalised to send the match Into a final frame decider, between Academicals Captain, Donna Mullins and Zoe Healy.

It was a tense, nervous frame, with both ladies having chances to win it, with Healy eventually taking it, giving her team the, 2-1 & 10-5 triumph.

Nuthouse finished with three unbeaten players, Healy and Dave Sparey on two frame wins but going one better was Wilbourne with a hat-trick.

They only just keep hold of second, as Hustlers B join them on 14 points, after they beat Bellegrove A, 3-0 in sets & 9-6 in frames.

This match was much closer than the score suggests, with Hustlers taking each set by the odd frame, 3-2.

In the first set Steve Hughes got Bellegrove off to a good start, winning the first frame but Hustlers took the next three to secure the set, before Bellegrove reduced the deficit in the final frame, then the next two sets were a similar story, leaving Bellegrove without a point in a match for the first time this season.

John Skuza and Pat Melia did their utmost to keep Bellegrove in the match, by winning two of their three frames but it was to no avail.

Biggest winners of the night were Crayford Social Club Rugrats, who whitewashed Happy Hustlers, 3-0 & 15-0 to go just one point behind Nuthouse and Hustlers B.

The other unbeaten record in the league also remained intact this week, as North Heath Social Club rode their luck a little to record a, 3-0 & 9-6 victory over Eltham Terrace Rack Pack, to stay top of SLKPA Tier Two East..

Ian Stringer was not In top form but he battled hard to win the first frame of each set but Rack Pack managed to take each set to a tie breaker, which North Heath Captain, Paul Baker won each time to give his side maximum points.

In addition to Baker and Stringer, Rack Pack's Tony Frost also scored three frame wins, which included two doubles on his last two colours in his final frame.

Pickwick are just one point behind North Heath, after they scored a, 3-0 & 11-4 triumph over high flying Rose Inn.

All in all there were four hat-trick heroes, Paul Slater, Paul Gafa and Martin Storey but the biggest hero was Rose Inn's Dean Greaney-Parr, who kept his team in the match.

Unfortunately for Rose Inn this defeat meant they dropped to fourth but only by one point, as Bellegrove Flyers could only beat Foots Cray Social Club, 2-1 & 8-7.

Flyers went to Foots Cray expecting to pick up some points and they took the first set, 3-2 but they didn't expect Foots Cray to fight back and this complacency showed as Foots Cray won the second set, 4-1.

As a result the Flyers Captain decided to mix it up a bit but for some reason dropped Peter Grey, who had won both his frames so far however, it did the trick as Keith Mitchell, Richard Marsh and Luke Chantler secured the set for Flyers.

But the bonus point was still all to play for and Paul Turner won his third frame of the night to bring Foots Cray level at, 7-7, however it was another Paul, Dawson who won the bonus point for Flyers.

As well as Grey, Marsh was also unbeaten for Flyers, winning all three of his frames.

CSC Mr's & Miss Q's won their first match of the season with a narrow victory over Falconwood Club A.

Each set was won by the odd frame, 3-2 with CSC sandwiching Falconwood's victory in the second set by taking the first and third however, this wasn't enough to lift them off the bottom and above Foots Cray.

Falconwood are the new leaders of SLKPA's Elite League, after they beat Falcons, 2-1 & 8-7 in their derby match but Its really close as just six points separate the top seven teams.

Last week's leaders, Eltham Terrace Rovers had their own derby day, against Eltham Terrace Club A and it was just as close as the one at the Falconwood.

Terrace A won the first two sets, 3-2 but Rovers recovered and went, 3-1 up in the third to take it to a final frame decider for the bonus point.

Dan Heinink took the last frame, his third of the night, to give Terrace A the bonus point and the victory by 2 sets to 1 & 8 frames to 7.

Joining Heinink on three out of three was another Dan, Vowles, with Ryan Francis also unbeaten for Rovers, winning both of his frames.

Rovers drop to second with Falconwood Club just behind them in third, after they beat bottom team, Royal Oak.

It was another close game but Falconwood's class showed through in the end, finishing up, 2-1 & 9-6 victors, with Paul Elford the classiest ending the night on an unbeaten hat-trick.

Biggest movers of the night were Hotshots, who went from seventh to fourth with a, 3-0 & 11-4 triumph over Bellegrove Social Club, replacing Hotshots in seventh in the process.

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