DARRYL Fallows delivered a victory for Gladstone D when he took a decisive frame in their meeting with Northwich and District League title-rivals Castle D.

His break and dish clinched a 4-3 win and established a four-point lead at the table’s summit for the champions after their opponents had fought back to level three times.

Castle C sit third after winning five successive frames against struggling Owley Wood B, who had won the first two.

Meanwhile Nick Hamman set the standard for Castle A when he scored a maximum in the opening frame of a 5-2 success at Gladstone E.

Greenbank A took top spot in Division Two following a 5-2 win at Witton Chimes A, who restored parity after losing the first two frames.

Broken Cross, the previous incumbents, slumped to a heavy 6-1 defeat at home to Barn Owl B.

Greenbank C recovered from 2-1 down record a comfortable victory at Witton Albion, while Iron Bridge A were rewarded for a fast start when they took four of the first five frames off Gladstone D.

Elsewhere Andy Jones secured the bonus points for Lion A in a 4-3 win at Owley Wood A.

Green Dragon A extended a winning sequence to seven matches in Division Three when they recovered from losing the opening frame against Green Dragon B by winning the next four.

Greenbank B share second spot after prevailing at Slow & Easy A, while Witton Chimes B brought Team Knockout Cup giant-killers Wheatsheaf back to Earth.

A 5-2 victory moves them clear of the bottom two.

Iron Bridge H whitewashed Blue Barrel, while Winnington Rec edged out Slow & Easy B.


Northwich and District Pool League

Week Nine

Wednesday, November 14

Division One: Castle C 5-2 Owley Wood B; Castle D 3-4 Gladstone C; Gladstone B 4-3 Castle B; Gladstone E 2-5 Castle A. No game: Rudheath

Division Two: Broken Cross 1-6 Barn Owl B; Greenbank A 5-2 Witton Chimes A; Iron Bridge A 4-3 Gladstone D; Owley Wood A 3-4 Lion A; Witton Albion 2-5 Greenbank C.

Division Three: Blue Barrel 0-7 Iron Bridge H; Green Dragon B 2-5 Green Dragon A; Slow & Easy A 2-5 Greenbank B; Winnington Rec 4-3 Slow & Easy B; Witton Chimes B 5-2 Wheatsheaf.


Week 10

Wednesday, November 21

Division One: Castle A v Castle D; Castle B v Gladstone E; Gladstone C v Castle C; Owley Wood B v Rudheath. No game: Gladstone B

Division Two: Barn Owl B v Owley Wood A; Gladstone D v Broken Cross; Greenbank C v Iron Bridge A; Lion A v Greenbank A; Witton Chimes A v Witton Albion

Division Three: Greenbank B v Witton Chimes B; Iron Bridge H v Slow & Easy A; Slow & Easy B v Blue Barrel

Additional reporting by Rob Winnington