NICK Hubert’s maximum break was a highlight for Gladstone C when they extended a winning sequence to six matches in the Northwich and District League.

A 5-2 success at Castle A was matched by defending champions Castle D, who beat Gladstone E, to leave the rivals separated by six points in the Division One table.

Rudheath’s remarkable win against Castle D last month, their only victory to date, is a fading memory after a fourth straight loss – this time at home to Gladstone B – leaves them bottom of the pile.

Elsewhere, Castle B won four frames without reply to overturn a deficit at Gladstone A.

Castle C continue to lead the way in Division Two after Steve Smith won a deciding frame at Greenbank A.

The hosts had recovered from 3-1 down to level.

Owley Wood B sit second after brushing aside Gladstone D while a fourth successive win for in-form Lion A, this time at Wheatsheaf, keeps them third.

Barn Owl B, level with the Moulton team on points, were grateful to Gary McPhillips for taking a decisive seventh frame in a slender success away to Witton Chimes A.

Broken Cross are six points clear in Division Three after registering a sixth win in seven matches, this time at Blue Barrel A.

Iron Bridge A occupy the second promotion place after winning 4-3 at home to Green Dragon B, although they needed captain Lee Walker to sink a final black to subdue their guests.

A run of five straight frames saw Iron Bridge H recover from a slow start to beat Witton Chimes B, while Slow & Easy celebrated back-to-back wins by beating Moulton Legion.

Brian Clarke took a match-deciding frame for the visitors.


Northwich and District Pool League

Week Seven

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

Division Two: Barn Owl B 4-3 Witton Chimes A; Gladstone D 2-5 Owley Wood B; Greenbank A 3-4 Castle C; Owley Wood A 4-3 Greenbank C; Wheatsheaf 3-4 Lion A.

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

Additional reporting by Rob Winnington