This week should have seen the culmination of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Premier Division but last week's poor weather means there are still three matches left to play and there are matters to solve at the top and bottom of the table.

Hotshots have taken over pole position from Eltham Terrace Rovers, after an impressive, 11-4 victory over Hustlers B, to go from two points behind Rovers to three points in front.

Danny Kelliher and Connor Hewson were the inspiration behind the triumph, both winning all three of their frames.

Unfortunately this defeat sent Hustlers back into Division One, after their first foray into the top flight.

Rovers appear to be wilting under the pressure of being at the top, as they went down, 10-5 to relegation threatened Pickwick.

It was a typical end of season, pressure pot match, with one team looking to win the title and the other fighting for survival and it was their fight who was the strongest.

Lots of the frames were poor, scrappy affairs but three Pickwick players ended up winning two of their three frames, howeverMartin Storey went one better with an unbeaten hat-trick.

This victory has put Pickwick eleven points ahead of the relegation play-off spot, so they anxiously await the outcome of the final three matches but are quietly confident of their safety.

The battle for the title will take place between Hotshots, who play Bellegrove and Rovers, who meet Hustlers Simply Lovleh, who done their chances of survival the world of good this week, with a remarkable win over bottom team Bellegrove Social Club.

Under normal circumstances this would not be deemed a remarkable victory but Simply Lovleh only had four players, George Covington, Tony Stork, Paul Williams and Paul Donohoe and all four of them were unbeaten, giving their team a, 12-3 triumph.

This lifted Simply Lovleh out of the relegation play-off place, putting them three points ahead of Hustlers A, who lost to Bellegrove this week.

Hustlers started much the better, winning the first three frames but Bellegrove battled back, taking eight of the next nine to go, 8-4 up, with the last two frames being shared to make the final score, 9-6.

Declan Kelly was in fine form, winning all three of his frames and he was backed up by Barry Barham, with an unbeaten brace and Steve Lloyd who performed a break and dish in set two.

Bellegrove are now three points behind third but have a game in hand.

It looks like Simply Lovleh and Hustlers A will be fighting it out to avoid the relegation play-off, with Hustlers having an easier run in, facing the winless bottom team, Bellegrove Social Club.

The last match in the division this week saw a tussle between two Eltham Terrace teams, Eltham Terrace Club A and Eltham Terrace Nuthouse.

This was a hard fought, close match that swung both ways, with the A team edging the first set, 3-2 and the Nuthouse doing the same in the second set.

Shane O'Reilly won the first frame of the last set, his third of the evening, to put Nuthouse one up but Paul Shrimpton equalised for Terrace.

Dan Heinink also won his third frame to give Terrace the lead but Zoe Healy made it seven all to send the match into a final frame shootout.

It was fitting that it was left to the two captains, Terrace's Ron Brown and Craig Jones from Nuthouse, who won the frame to give his team the, 8-7 victory.

Nuthouse have guaranteed themselves Premier Division pool next season, finishing 18 points above the relegation play-off spot in fifth.

The SLKPA League Cup was also hit by the weather last week, so still has a few games to finish before going into the semi-finals but we do know who has qualified from Group B.

The winners of the regular season's Division One and Two, Sharks and Bellegrove Flyers met in a great match, played in the true spirit of the game and was a great advert for the league.

There was a high level of pool played in each frame, which went the distance, with Sharks eventually taking the final frame decider for the, 8-7 victory.

This result put Sharks on top of the table, winning both their matches scoring 20 points in the process.

This meant that Flyers needed to score at least 14 frames against Foots Cray Social Club and that's exactly what they did, a, 14-1 triumph put them top of the table by just one point, sending the second division side through to the semi-final, despite winning and losing a match as opposed to Sharks 100% record.

Despite losing, 12-3 to Rose Inn, Fox & Hounds have gone top of Group C but are only one point ahead of their opponents and they have a game in hand, so unless they get whitewashed, Rose Inn should be going through from this group.

Rose Inn started with intent, whitewashing the first set, however Fox showed some fight in the second but still went down, 3-2 before losing the final set, 4-1.

Fox Captain, Kerry Wyatt did her best to keep her team in the match, winning two of her three frames but that was the minimum any Rose player won, with Dean Greany-Parr, Lewis Hearn and Leighton Aston all achieving this, with Aston's including a break and dish in the second set.

Rose also had two unbeaten players, Neil Mundy and Jack Wilson who both won all three of their frames.

It will be a straight battle between New Eltham Club and Crayford Social Club Rugrats to see who will qualify from Group D, after a great win for New Eltham against CSC Mr's & Miss Q's.

New Eltham made an impressive start against one of the teams they will be replacing in the first division, whitewashing the first set, 5-0 and they went on to win both of the next two sets, 4-1 for an overall, 13-2 triumph.

Alan Enever won his only frame with Jeff Bailey, Jamie Phillips and Gary Mason all scoring unbeaten hat-tricks.

Rugrats will have to score four more frames than New Eltham in next week's match in order to qualify.

Eltham Terrace Rack Pack have made themselves favourites to qualify from Group A, with a, 10-5 triumph over North Heath Social Club, to top the group with 22 points.

Tony Frost, Chris Parlett and Steve Heather all won two of their three frames but team mate Graham Levingbird went one better, winning all three of his frames.

Rack Pack are four points ahead of their opponents and play bottom team Bellegrove A next week, who lost to Academicals this week.

Academicals improved their chances of qualification with an impressive, 11-4 victory, to go four points behind North Heath.

Jenny Pearmund was the player of the match, winning two of her three frames and she was joined by, Chris Bracey, Dean Williams and Kevin England but Nick Morris went one better with a hat-trick.

Weather and any other special circumstances permitting, next week should see the culmination of the Premier Division season, where the top two and relegation play-off place will be decided, as well as the final three qualifiers for the League Cup semi-finals and the Founder's Cup semi-finals will take place.

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