Tight at the top

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - MOTORS -

Week 12 re­sults in the Dum­fries Se­niors Snooker As­so­ci­a­tion:

Al­bert B 1 Sands Gold 3; An­nan Ex A 4 Lochar­briggs D 0; Blue­bell A 3 Lochar­briggs B 1; Lochar­briggs A 3 Blue­bell 1; Lochar­briggs C 0 An­nan Ex 4; Sands Auto 1 Al­bert A 3; Sands Sil­ver 2 Al­bert C 2.

The re­sults leave the top of the ta­ble un­changed with Lochar­briggs A, Blue­bell A and Al­bert A all sit­ting on 16 points with a game in hand on lead­ers Sands Gold who sit top of the pile on 23 points.

Al­bert B did dent Sands Gold, tak­ing a game off them cour­tesy of Les Shearer who sig­nif­i­cantly beat Roy Han­ley to end his un­beaten run this sea­son.

Other than that it was busi­ness as usual no­tably from Paul Jamieson, the high­light of which was a well taken 48 break. Also high in the break stakes was Wil­lie McCub­bin of Lochar­briggs A who slot­ted in a handy 42 to put clear blue wa­ter be­tween him and his Blue­bell op­po­nent help­ing to se­cure the even­tual 3-1 win to keep the Dum­fries side in the hunt.

At the other end of the ta­ble it is per­haps sur­pris­ing that both the Al­bert B and Al­bert C teams have not shown a bet­ter ac­count of them­selves after 11 games which find them on a pal­try six and seven points re­spec­tively. They are bet­ter teams than re­sults would sug­gest and will surely wish to im­prove greatly on their sit­u­a­tion as the sea­son pro­gresses.

Strug­glers Sands Auto and Lochar­briggs C are cur­rently prop­ping the rest of the league up and there is lit­tle sign this will change in the near fu­ture, how­ever, on their day both these sides are ca­pa­ble of up­set­ting so called bet­ter teams.

As we ap­proach the Christ­mas break and the half way stage of the sea­son there are few sur­prises with the usual sus­pects dom­i­nat­ing the divi­sion. Time and re­sults will tell if there is a con­tender to mount a se­ri­ous as­sault on Sands Gold’s crown.

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