5:30pm Wednesday 9th October 2013
By Andrew Simpson
RUDHEATH required two maximum breaks, plus victory in a final frame decider, to end Gladstone C’s winning start to the Northwich and District League season.
Dean Mogford and Pat Murray potted eight balls from a single visit to the table as the champions raced into a 3-1 lead on Wednesday, only for the hosts to level.
Fred Backhouse kept cool to deliver a win for the latest Division One pacesetters.
Barn Owl D climbed to second spot after easing past clubmates Barn Owl B, while Owley Wood A protected their perfect start when returning Lisa Edwards clinched a decisive frame against Gladstone A.
Ben Johnson’s 8-ball break was a consolation for the losers.
Elsewhere, Gladstone B and Green Dragon A recorded wins against The Elms and Bowling Green A respectively.
Hartford B hang on to top spot in Division Two, a fourth successive win arriving after they recovered from 3-1 adrift to beat Witton Chimes.
Castle Private’s record is unblemished too after a narrow win against Owley Wood B, while Slow & Easy savoured success in the league for the first time after beating Greenbank A.
Wheatsheaf matched that feat, with Owley Wood C their victims, while Mike Riley’s Bowling Green B edged visitors Hartford A by the odd frame.
Division Three leaders Chapels whitewashed opponents for the second time this season, Winnington Lodge on the receiving end this time.
Blue Barrel remain unbeaten after a home success against Beech Tree A, while clubmates Beech Tree B lost on their own table against improving Davenham.
The Lion were the week’s other winners, edging Greenbank B.
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