CASTLE D lead the way in the Northwich and District League’s top-flight after extending Gladstone A’s sequence without a victory to four matches last Wednesday.

Their advantage over Castle A, who sit second, is worth two points after their clubmates came a cropper at Gladstone B – the hosts’ maiden success of a new campaign.

Gladstone C, who did not have a scheduled fixture, are the only Division One side with an unblemished record.

Elsewhere Jamie Davies’ maximum break for Rudheath proved in vain after they were edged by Barn Owl E following Lesley Davies’ victory in a deciding seventh frame.

Martyn Raistrick also potted all eight balls from a single visit to the table, the highlight of a win for Castle B against Gladstone E.

Witton Chimes A continue to occupy top spot in the Division Two table despite succumbing to Lion A.

The Moulton outfit had trailed 2-0 before taking the next four frames.

Castle C share the lead after recovering from last week’s reverse to beat Barn Owl B, Steve McLeod securing victory when he made it 4-0.

Greenbank A are a point adrift following a 6-1 thrashing of back-markers Wheatsheaf, while Owley Wood A won at Gladstone D.

Meanwhile Dave Wright’s frame success for the Weaverham club’s B team clinched a win against their guests Greenbank C.

Slow & Easy are still searching for a first success in Division Three after they went down to pace-setting Broken Cross.

They are three points clear of Iron Bridge A, who whitewashed Witton Chimes B.

Iron Bridge H are third after squeezing past Green Dragon thanks to Matthew Fallows winning a deciding seventh frame.

Matthew Johnson matched his feat, holding his nerve to help Blue Barrel A win a derby meeting with Blue Barrel B.


Northwich and District Pool League

Week Four

Division One: Castle B 4-3 Gladstone E; Gladstone A 1-6 Castle D; Gladstone B 5-2 Castle A; Rudheath 3-4 Barn Owl E. No game: Gladstone C

Division Two: Castle C 4-3 Barn Owl B; Greenbank A 6-1 Wheatsheaf; Lion A 4-3 Witton Chimes A; Owley Wood B 4-3 Greenbank C

Division Three: Blue Barrel B 3-4 Blue Barrel A; Greenbank B 2-5 Moulton Legion; Iron Bridge H 4-3 Green Dragon; Slow & Easy 1-6 Broken Cross; Witton Chimes B 0-7 Iron Bridge A