Defending Champions Lavenham Legion B hold a two-point lead going into tonight’s final round of fixtures in the Sudbury and District Snooker League after coming away with a 4 -1 win from the previous week’s derby match against their A side.
The first frame of the evening was won in dramatic style on a re-spotted black by Glen Avey after opponent Richard Howe had fluked the final black to tie the frame.
Jon Wright fell behind early in frame two to Peter Sturgeon, but a missed pink to the corner pocket when well placed cost Sturgeon as Wright overturned the deficit and ran out an easy winner.
It was soon 3-0 as Mike Hazell won a close-fought frame against Mark Delves.
Three turned into four as Dave Mortier ran out a comfortable winner over John Goodchild.
There was some joy for the Legion’s A team in the final frame as captain Paul Garrard won a long, hard-fought game against Gary Hill.
Second-placed Earls Colne B also had a 4-1 win at Sible Hedingham. Colin Ballard put Colne ahead only for Duncan Chinnery to level at 1-1 as he won a battle of the captains with Andy Shelton.
Colne won the final three frames of the match to keep their hopes of winning the league alive.
There were good performances from the bottom two teams as S Club 47 and The Hedingham edged out Sudbury SC B and Earls Colne A respectively.
Melford Working Men’s C raced into a three-frame lead over Sudbury SC A only for the visitors to hit back with the final two frames of the match.