The last surviving unbeaten records in the HUCKNALL EPA SUMMER POOL LEAGUE are still intact after excellent away victories for Yew Tree and Spot-On Amateurs.
Yew Tree triumphed 5-3 at Station A, roraring back from 2-0 and 3-2 down in the hands of Lee Burton, Dean Hyslop and Karl Jones on the final three legs.
Jim Campbell and Phil Buck had given the home side their early breakthrough and after Dion Nangle and Dean North had squared the match up, Buck restored Station A’s lead.
Meanwhile Spot Amateurs were winning 6-2 at Liberal Club. They also lost the opening frame when Colin Draycott bowed to Lewis Smith, and after taking the next two in the hands of Malc Grocock and Dean Dymock, they were pegged back at 2-2.
The Amateurs took control from then on, though, thanks to four wins on the bounce from Grocock, Dymock, Draycott and Sean Chauntry.
The undefeated duo are two of five teams who are separated by just one point at the top of the 12-team table after the first seven weeks of the 2015 campaign.
Two of the other three, Bestwood Vets and H20, took on each other in a thrilling contest that finished all-square at 4-4.
The home side surged into a 2-0 lead, courtesy of Alan Allsopp and Matt Dilger, who defeated Tony Flanagan and Adam Fowkes respectively, and even after H20 had levelled, through Dave Ellis and Ash Smith, Bestwood continued to keep their noses in front, going 3-2 up and 4-3 up. It all came down to the last leg, which Fowkes won against Dilger.
The other team involved in the top-of-the-table mix are Royal British Legion B, who actually lead the way on leg-difference after a 7-1 thrashing of Bestwood Scallywags. Michael Holmes-Parker and Clint Parker both helped themselves to two wins apiece.
The week’s remaining fixture also finished 7-1 as Station B eased to victory away to Spot-On Pros. Joe Hammond was the home side’s sole victor as Andrea Green and PJ Singh steered Station with doubles.