Brewery Tap have been lingering near the bottom of the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League, but produced one of the shocks of the season when beating title hopefuls Edwardstone Wild Horses.
Previously unbeaten on their own table, Wild Horses lost both doubles. Doedy Munson pulled one back and Jeff Bridges made it all square with a 2370-1600 win against Pete Lillie.
The next game was to prove pivotal as Melvyn Willis lost a lead of over 1000, Brett Parker winning 880-890. Tracy Reeve comfortably won to set up a last-game decider between Paul Rose and Charlie Sansum, and the latter kept his nerve for a morale-boosting victory.
Saracens moved to the top of the table with a 5-2 win at Mauldons Adders. The doubles were shared before Ken Drake won a close game 820-730 to put the visitors ahead. Chip Millins moved Saracens within one win of a victory, but Dennis Watts reduced the arrears with a 1120-570 win over Dick Cheshire.
Nick Cheshire made the score 4-2 before Ian Furlonger won the final game.
Bay Horse A kept the pressure on the top teams with a 6-1 victory at Cornard Five Bells. The Horse easily took both doubles before Dean Walton got the Bells’ only success. Horse then had wins from Jason Lawrence, Jeremy Fry, Alasdair Carnegie and Dave Lillie.
Buoyed by victory the previous week, Mill Green Pirates went to Stanningfield Red House.
After sharing the doubles, Pirates went ahead through Matt Robinson.
It was all square as Lee Harman top-scored with 2070, but the visitors took control as Jimmy Robinson, James Pipe and Andy Garvin all recorded good wins.