GREEN Dragon A ensured they will be promoted from the Northwich and District League's third tier as champions after prevailing in their final fixture.

A 6-1 victory against Blue Barrel left then two points clear of Greenbank B, who finish as runners-up after a whitewash of fellow contenders Green Dragon B in their winner-takes-all clash.

Slow & Easy B rank fifth following a home success against Iron Bridge H, while Slow & Easy A recovered from losing the opening frame to beat Witton Chimes B by the same 5-2 score-line.

Barn Owl B took the second promotion place in Division Two after a 5-2 win against newly-crowned champions Greenbank A.

Greenbank C miss out, finishing two points further back in third after edging Broken Cross by the odd frame in seven.

Elsewhere Gladstone D proved too strong for guests Owley Wood A after taking three successive frames and Iron Bridge A signed off on a high by beating Witton Albion.

Tom Smith triumphed for Lion A in a final-frame decider against relegated Witton Chimes A.

In Division One, Castle B clinched third place as a reward for beating Castle A.

Gladstone C, confirmed as champions for the fourth time in the past five years the previous week, concluded their campaign with a whitewash of Rudheath.

Eric Webber and Bob Holness both contributed maximum breaks.

They turn their attention next to the Team Knockout final and a date with Castle C, who let slip a 2-0 lead against clubmates Castle D before Martin Whitehead won a deciding frame for the latter.


Northwich and District Pool League

Week 18

Wednesday, March 6

Division One: Castle A 2-5 Castle B; Castle D 4-3 Castle C; Gladstone C 7-0 Rudheath; Owley Wood B 4-3 Gladstone B. No game: Gladstone E.

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

Division Three: Green Dragon A 6-1 Blue Barrel; Greenbank B 7-0 Green Dragon B; Iron Bridge H 2-5 Slow & Easy B; Slow & Easy A 5-2 Witton Chimes B.


Week 19

Wednesday, March 13

Supplementary Shield

Final: Greenbank C v Witton Chimes A (at Gladstone Club)

Additional reporting by Rob Winnington