Methley step up title challenge by beating leaders

Methley Ex Service Club A defeated Section A leaders Swillington Social A 8-2.
Methley Ex Service Club A defeated Section A leaders Swillington Social A 8-2.

Methley Ex Service Club A stepped up their Castleford and District Snooker League Section A title bid by beating leaders Swillington Social A 8-2.

Methley are level on points with second-placed Smawthorne D who lost 8-2 to Kippax Central B.

Section B title favourites Featherstone B increased their lead to 20 points with an 8-2 win over Pontefract Cue Club I.

Kippax Central A beat Green Bowling B 6-4 to move level on points at the top of Section C with Swillington Welfare B.

RESULTS - Section A: Garforth WMC C 6, Ladybalk A 4; Methley Ex Serv A 8, Swillington Social A 2; Ponte Bowling A 2, Elmet A 8; Pontefract Cue Club F 2, Smawthorne C 8; Ponte Cue Club H 4, Garforth WMC B 6, Smawthorne A 2, Ponte Cue Club E 8; Smawthorne D 2, Kippax Central B 8.

Section B: Featherstone B 8, Pont Cue Club I 2; Green Bowling A 6, Ponte Cue Club C 4; Ponte Cue Club B 2, Townville B 8; Rockware C 0, Garforth WMC D 10; St Joseph’s A 8, Ponte Cue Club A 2; Townville A 0, Garforth CC A 10; Edward B 8, Featherstone A 2.

Section C: Carleton A 8, Methley Ex Serv B 2; Garforth CC B 2, Smawthorne B 8; Kippax Central A 6, Green Bowling B 4; Knottingley Cons B 4, St Joseph’s B 6; Ponte Cue Club D 8, Swillington Welf B 2; Prince of Wales B 8, Rockware A 2; Swillington Welf A 8, Ponte Cons B 2.

Section D: Garforth WMC A 8, Prince of Wales A 2; Kippax Ex Serv A 8, Ponte Bowling B 2; Ponte Cue Club G 8, Kellingley Club A 2; Prince of Wales C 4, YMCA A 6; Swillington Welf D 6, Ponte Social B 4.

POSITIONS - Section A: Swillington Social A played 12, won 9, points 74; Smawthorne D 11-7-68; Methley Ex-Serv A 11-8-68; Ladybalk A 11-6-65; Ponte Cue Club H 11-5-60; Smawthorne C 11-6-60; Smawthorne A 11-7-60; Ponte Cue Club E 12-6-60; Kippax Central B 11-5-56; Elmet A 11-6-54; Garforth WMC B 12-4-54; Ponte Bowling A 11-4-46; Ponte Cue Club F 11-4-41; Garforth WMC C 11-3-38; Swillington Welf C 11-3-36.

Section B: Featherstone B 11-9-82; Green Bowling A 11-6-62; Ponte Cue Club A 12-6-62; Garforth CC A 10-6-60; Garforth WMC D 11-5-58; St Joseph’s A 10-6-56; Edward B 10-7-56; Featherstone A 11-5-52; Townville B 11-6-52; Ponte Cue Club B 10-5-48; Ponte Cue Club I 10-5-48; Townville A 10-3-40; Ponte Cue Club C 10-2-32; Rockware C 11-3-32.

Section C: Kippax Central A 11-9-70; Swillington Welf B 12-8-70; Carleton A 11-7-68; Ponte Cue Club D 11-7-64; Garforth CC B 11-6-62; Green Bowling B 12-7-60; Swillington Welf A 11-5-58; Knottingley Cons A 11-5-58; St Joseph’s B 11-6-56; Methley Ex-Serv B 11-6-54; Smawthorne B 11-5-48; Knottingley Cons B 11-3-46; Rockware A 11-3-40; Ponte Cons B 10-3-38; Prince of Wales B 11-3-38.

Section D: Pontefract Cue Club G 11-9-78; Kippax Ex Serv A 11-9-76; Prince of Wales C 11-6-62; Prince of Wales A 10-6-60; Swillington Welf D 10-6-60; YMCA A 10-7-58; Garforth WMC A 11-6-56; Pontefract Bowling B 10-6-52; Pontefract Social B 11-3-44; Pontefract Cons A 10-4-42; Kellingley Club A 10-3-38; Kippax Ex Serv B 10-3-38; Progressive A 9-2-32; Great Preston B 10-2-34.