Top two teams suffer setbacks

Rockware C (left to right) Mark Bailes, Wayne Rhodes, Viv Arnold and Andrew Cooper eased their relegation worries in Castleford and District Snooker League Section C by beating bottom team Pontefract Bowling B 8-2.
Rockware C (left to right) Mark Bailes, Wayne Rhodes, Viv Arnold and Andrew Cooper eased their relegation worries in Castleford and District Snooker League Section C by beating bottom team Pontefract Bowling B 8-2.

Garforth WMC B and Pontefract Cue Club F - the top two teams in Castleford District Snooker League Section A - both lost.

Leaders Garforth WMC B went down 8-2 at Prince of Wales B and Cue Club F slipped to a 6-4 defeat at third-placed Cue Club C.

Pontefract Bowling Club A increased their lead to 34 points in Section B by beating closest rivals Great Preston A 8-2.

Section C pacesetters Pontefract Cue Club E trounced Garforth WMC D 10-0.

It put Cue Club E 12 points clear of closest rivals Cue Club G who lost 8-2 at Garforth Liberals D.

Third-placed Knottingley Conservatives B slipped to a 6-4 defeat against Pontefract Cue Club A.

Fourth-placed Swillington Welfare B defeated St Joseph’s B 10-0.

Section D leaders Progressive A won 6-4 at Prince of Wales C.

Progressive are 14 points ahead of second-placed Swillington Welfare A who collected maximum points with a 10-0 victory at YMCA A.

RESULTS - Section A: Garforth WMC C 8, Rothwell WMC A 2; Green Bowling A 6, Swillington Welf D 4; Kippax Central B 10, Ponte Social A 0; Ponte Cue Club C 6, Ponte Cue Club F 4; Prince of Wales B 8, Garforth WMC B 2; Roundhill A 4, Garforth Libs B 6; Smawthorne D 2, Elmet A 8.

Section B: Carleton B 0, NADS A 10; Ladybalk A 2, Ponte Cue Club B 8; Ponte Bowling A 8, Great Preston A 2; Ponte Cons A 8, Garforth CC A 2; Progressive B 10, Castleford SSC A 0; Rockware B 6, Smawthorne C 4; St Joseph’s A 2, Smawthorne B 8; Swillington Welf C 4, Townville A 6.

Section C: Edward B 8, Carleton A 2; Garforth Libs D 8, Ponte Cue Club G 2; Garforth WMC A 6, Green Bowling B 4; Knottingley Cons B 4, Ponte Cue Club A 6; Ponte Cue Club D 2, Prince of Wales A 8; Ponte Cue Club E 10, Garforth WMC D 0; Rockware C 8, Ponte Bowling B 2; Swillington Welf B 10, St Joseph’s B 0.

Section D: Garforth CC B 4, Ponte Cons B 6; Great Preston B 6, Swillington Social B 4; Kippax Ex Serv B 6, Knottingley Cons A 4; Prince of Wales C 4, Progressive A 6; Swillington Social A 8, Rockware A 2; Townville B 6, Kippax Ex-Serv A 4; YMCA A 0, Swillington Welf A 10.

POSITIONS - Section A: Garforth WMC B played 26, points 161; Ponte Cue Club F 26-154; Ponte Cue Club C 26-152; Garforth Libs B 26-147; Elmet A 26-140; Rothwell WMC A 26-135; Kippax Central B 26-134; Smawthorne D 26-134; Roundhill A 26-126; B and S Sports Club A 25-126; Swillington Welf D 26-126; Prince of Wales B 26-122; Green Bowling A 26-111; Smawthorne A 25-108; Garforth WMC C 26-102; Ponte Social A 26-92.

Section B (all played 26 matches): Ponte Bowling A 178; Great Preston A 144; Garforth CC A 141; Swillington Welf C 138; Progressive B 138; Townville A 135; Ladybalk A 134; NADS A 132; Rockware B 131; Ponte Cue Club B 130; St Joseph’s A 130; Carleton B 128; Smawthorne B 124; Castleford SSC A 105; Smawthorne C 103; Ponte Cons A 89.

Section C: Ponte Cue Club E 26-168; Ponte Cue Club G 26-156; Knottingley Cons B 26-150; Swillington Welf B 26-141; Carleton A 26-141; Garforth WMC A 26-137; Ponte Cue Club D 26-134; Edward B 26-124; Prince of Wales A 26-130; Green Bowling B 26-124; Rockware C 25-121; Garforth WMC D 26-118; St Joseph’s B 26-108; Garforth Libs D 25-108; Ponte Cue Club a 26-104; Ponte Bowling B 26-96.

Section D: Progressive A 24-158; Swillington Social A 24-144; Ponte Social B 24-135; Swillington Social A 24-131; Garforth CC B 24-128; Ponte Cons B 24-128; Great Preston B 25-128; Knottingley Cons A 24-126; Swillington Social B 25-121; Prince of Wales C 24-120; Townville B 25-118; Rockware A 24-110; Kippax Ex-Serv A 25-108; YMCA A 24-95; Kippax Ex-Serv B 24-70.