The South London & Kent Pool Alliance is now halfway through its summer season and the tables appear to be taking shape, with the teams challenging for honours rising to the top of their respective divisions, whilst the wooden spoon contenders are languishing at the bottom.

Royal Oak remain winless at the bottom of SLKPA Elite League, after a, 3-0 & 10-5 defeat to Eltham Terrace A.

The match started a lot closer than the score suggests, with Terrace taking the first two sets by the odd frame, 3-2 but they went on to win the final set, 4-1 to make the victory more convincing.

Dan Heinink followed up his unbeaten hat-trick from last week with another this,and Dan Foley found some form to join him on three out of three this week.

This was an important win for Terrace, elevating them to third and keeping them one place ahead of Falcons, who beat second bottom, Bellegrove Social Club.

Falcons matched Terrace's score of, 3-0 & 10-5 to stay on the same points as them but Terrace are ahead by having one more victory.

Man of the match was Phil O'Kane, who cued brilliantly for his three frame wins and he was supported by John Runghen and Tony Gear, who won two of their three frames.

Both Terrace and Falcons overtook Eltham Terrace Rovers, who were beaten, 2-1 & 8-7 by top of the table Falconwood and Falconwood Club, heavily defeated by second place, Hotshots.

Considering how close the two teams were, it was surprising that Hotshots had the game wrapped up by the end of the second set, taking the first two sets, 4-1.

Falconwood won the first frame of the last set but Hotshots won the next three for maximum points, before Dean James dished the final frame to make the set score, 3-2 with Hotshots winning the match by 3 sets to 0 & 11 frames to 4 overall.

Hotshots' Neil Hall won both of his frames but Connor Hewson and Danny Keliher both went one better scoring three frame wins, with Hewson's including a break and dish.

The bottom two look to be adrift with five points between Bellegrove Social Club and Falconwood Club but the third relegation space is up for grabs with another five points separating second from fifth and Falconwood are three points clear at the top.

Pickwick scored a narrow victory to stay top of SLKPA Tier Two East by three points.

They started the better, taking the first set, 4-1 and they went on to take the second set, 3-2 but Falconwood fought hard and won the final set, 4-1 to make the score a respectable, 2-1 & 8-7 to Pickwick.

Falconwood had Gary Mason to thank for keeping them in the game, winning a frame in each set.

Just behind Pickwick are North Heath Social Club, who won by the same, 2-1 & 8-7 score against Bellegrove Flyers.

North Heath lost their unbeaten record last week to Pickwick and Flyers are yet to win at home, so this was destined to be a close match and it lived up to that with the lead changing hands throughout the night.

The first two frames went to the visitors but Flyers won the next three to take the first set, 3-2.

The second set followed a similar pattern, with North Heath taking the first two frames and Flyers levelling it but this time North Heath won the final frame decider to tie the match overall at one set and five frames apiece.

North Heath built on this momentum and won the first three frames of the final set to take the set, match and bonus point, however Paul Dawson and Richard Marsh took the last two frames to keep it a close affair.

Marsh and Dawson had to fight hard for their two out of threes but North Heath's Akar Necati and Ian Stringer both went one better with unbeaten hat-tricks to effectively carry their side to victory.

Halfway through the season and Flyers still don't have a home win but they say their table isn't helping, however they are fourth in the table, three points behind Rose Inn, who didn't have it easy against Foots Cray Social Club.

Despite being seven points and four places behind Rose Inn, Foots Cray took them right to the wire, with Rose eventually winning, 2-1 & 9-6.

It was a great night for Rose Inn's Deans, as both Greany-Parr and Taylor scored three out of three, with Greany-Parr's including the final frame decider to give his team the victory.

CSC Mr's & Miss Q's, 2-1 & 8-7 victory over Eltham Terrace Rack Pack put them on the same points as Foots Cray but they stay one place above CSC.

Again there Is a distinct gap between the top and bottom of this division, with six points separating the top three and the same between the bottom five.

There is a real battle at the top of SLKPA Tier Two West, with only four points separating the top four, which is especially poignant this week as the top two played the bottom two and third and fourth faced each other.

Eltham Terrace Nuthouse hold on to pole position with a, 3-0 & 11-4 win over bottom team, Happy Hustlers.

The damage was done in the second set, which Nuthouse whitewashed, 5-0 sandwiching that with, 3-2 wins in the first and third sets.

Craig Jones and Dave Sparey did the damage for Nuthouse, both winning all three of their frames and they were supported by Aaron Shephard and Jon Syta, both scoring two out of three frame wins.

Sharks victory over second bottom, Academicals was never in doubt after they whitewashed the first set, 5-0.

Tony Bailey stopped the rot in the first frame of the second set, against his previous side but Sharks went on to take the remaining four frames of the set to take an unassailable, 9-1 lead going into the final set.

Despite this Academicals were looking to steal a point and they almost did, taking the set to a final frame decider, where Jeff Laporte beat Academicals' Captain, Donna Mullins to give Sharks a, 3-0 & 12-3 triumph.

Bailey came out with some credit, winning two of his and his team's three frames but Sharks' Laporte and Eno Idiong went one better with hat-tricks and Danny Kent was also unbeaten, winning his only frame.

Below the top two third played fourth, as Crayford Social Club Rugrats played hosts to Hustlers B and it was an understandably close affair.

Hustlers were looking to build on their victory over Sharks last week and they did just that by taking the first two sets, 3-2 but Rugrats stole the last set, nicking the final two frames for another, 3-2 score, giving Hustlers the, 2-1 & 8-7 overall triumph.

Given the closeness of the match each side ended with just one unbeaten player, Steve Gibson for the home side and Joe Kane for the victors, both scoring hat-tricks.

This victory leap frogs Hustlers into third, two points ahead of their opponents and one behind Sharks.

Bellegrove A go nine points clear of their opponents, Fox & Hounds after a 3-0 & 10-5 triumph over them in a crazy match where five frames were won by either the black being potted early or with the cue ball.

The Steves, Hughes and Redout got Bellegrove off to a good start, winning the first two frames but Fox pulled one back before Sirhat Bulbul clinched the set for Bellegrove, however Fox took the last frame of the set to make It, 3-2.

Bellegrove took the second set by the same score but this time Redout and Hughes helped to secure the set.

The third set also went to Bellegrove but this time by 4 frames to 1, with Redout and Hughes taking their third frames of the night and Bulbul taking his tally to two out of three, to help get their team's season back on track.

With only two points between the top three and one point between the bottom three, the battle in this division is far from over.

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