Swillington step up title bid by beating Smawthorne

Swillington Welfare D won 8-2 at Section A championship rivals Smawthorne D.
Swillington Welfare D won 8-2 at Section A championship rivals Smawthorne D.

Swillington Welfare D stepped up their Castleford and District Snooker League Section A title challenge with an 8-2 win at championship rivals Smawthorne D.

Swillington are level on points at the top with Pontefract Cue Club F who won 8-2 at Ladybalk A.

Section B pacesetters Methley Ex-Service A lost 6-4 at lowly Garforth CC A.

Methley are now only two points clear of closest rivals Smawthorne C who trounced Castleford Cue Club B 10-0.

Section C leaders Edward B made it seven wins from seven matches by beating Garforth CC B 8-2.

Edward are six points clear of second-placed Townville B who lost 8-2 at Carleton A.

RESULTS – Section A: Garforth WMC D 4, Ponte Cue Club E 6; Garforth WMC C 2, Kippax Central B 8; Ladybalk A 2, Ponte Cue Club F 8; Ponte Bowling A 4, Garforth WMC B 6; Smawthorne D 2, Swillington Welfare D 8; Cas Cue Club A 6, Green Bowling A 4; Swillington Welf C 8, Elmet A 2.

Section B: Garforth CC A 6, Methley Ex-Serv A 4; Ponte Cue Club B 6, Progressive B 4; Smawthorne C 10, Cas Cue B 0; Swillington Social A 6, Ponte Cue Club D 4; Townville A 8, Smawthorne B 2; Ponte Cue Club C 4, Featherstone A 6.

Section C: Carleton A 8, Townville B 2; Edward B 8, Garforth CC B 2; Green Bowling B 4, Knottingley Cons B 6; Kippax Ex-Serv A 8, Swillington Welf B 2; Knottingley Cons A 8, Prince of Wales A 2; Rockware A 6, Garforth WMC A 4; Swillington Welf A 8, Rockware C 2.

Section D: Kippax Central A 8, Kippax Ex-Serv B 2; Methley Ex Serv B 6, Ponte Social B 4; Ponte Cons A 2, Ponte Bowling B 8; Ponte Social A 6, Swillington Social B 4; Prince of Wales B 10, St Joseph’s B 0; Prince of Wales C 2, Ponte Cons B 8; Progressive A 6, YMCA A 4.

POSITIONS – Section A: Swillington Welf D played 8, won 5, points 50; Ponte Cue Club F 8-6-50; Garforth WMC B 8-6-46; Smawthorne D 8-5-46; Swillington Welf C 8-4-44; Ladybalk A 8-6-44; Ponte Bowl A 8-4-42; Kippax Cent B 8-3-40; Smawthorne A 8-4-38; Green Bowling A 8-4-38; Garforth WMC D 8-2-36; Elmet A 8-3-36; Cas Cue Club A 7-4-32; St Joe’s A 8-2-30; Ponte Cue Club E 7-4-30; Garforth WMC C 8-1-28.

Section B: Methley Ex Serv A 7-5-50; Smawthorne C 6-6-48; Swillington Social A 6-6-40; Ponte Cue Club A 5-5-38; Smawthorne B 8-2-36; Ponte Cue Club B 7-4-36; Cas Cue Club B 7-4-34; Ponte Cue Club D 8-3-34; Featherstone A 6-3-32; Townville A 7-2-32; Featherstone B 7-3-30; Garforth CC A 6-3-28; Progressive B 8-0-18; Ponte Cue Club C 6-1-14.

Section C: Edward B 7-7-50; Townville B 7-5-44; Rockware C 7-5-42; Carleton A 7-3-38; Swillington Welf B 7-3-38; Swillington Welf A 7-5-38; Knott Cons B 7-5-38; Rockware A 7-4-36; Knott Cons A 7-3-34; Kippax Ex-Serv A 7-2-30; Green Bowling B 7-2-28; Garforth CC B 7-2-26; Garforth WMC A 7-1-24; Prince of Wales A 7-2-24.

Section D: Ponte Cons B 8-7-56; Kippax Central A 7-5-52; Ponte Bowling B 8-5-50; Prince of Wales B 8-5-50; Methley Ex-Serv B 8-5-439; YMCA A 7-3-42; Prince of Wales C 8-4-42; St Joe’s B 8-3-33; Great Preston B 7-3-34; Progressive A 7-4-32; Ponte Cons A 7-2-28; Ponte Social B 8-3-28; Kippax Ex Serv B 7-2-24; Swillington Social B 7-2-24; Ponte Social A 7-2-18.