SNOOKER: Consti break duck with timely double

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Having lost their first 11 games in Division One of Spalding and District Snooker League, Consti B registered two wins in three days last week.

The basement boys, who were the only side without a win in the entire league, broke their duck with a 4-2 triumph over Crowland C in a rearranged match. They followed that up with another 4-2 success against high-flying Services A two days later.

John Christian (R7), Chris English (R14) and, crucially, Mick Johnson (O42) were frame winners against Crowland, while Steve Johnson (O42), John Keeton (O7) and Martin Fear (O14) delivered the goods against Services.

Johnson shone with a 46 break in the second game, while Services ace Mike Knight (O7) made a fine 36 clearance in the same frame.

At the other end of the table, Pyramid B remain top following a 4-2 win of their own over club rivals Pyramid A.

Alfonso Palumbo (O42) made a 38 break for the A side, while team-mate Jason Green (O56) made a 32 break before finishing up with a 33 clearance.

Tulips B are now second after a 4-2 triumph at Holbeach C. Mark Woodberry (O28) made a 24 break en-route to a frame win for the Spalding side.

Elsewhere, Consti F ended their four-game losing streak in Division Two with a 5-1 success at Boundary A.

They are back on top of the table after Services B went down 4-2 at Crowland B. Derek Tinkler (O14) shone with a 31 break for Crowland, while Paul Spicer (scr) added a cool 27.

Services C are now just two points off the top in third after edging out Crowland A 4-2.

Crucial black-ball wins from Kev Fitter (O14) and Ashley Caress (R14) in the final two frames did the business for the Spalding side.

Pyramid C are also sitting pretty in fourth, level on points with Services C, following their 5-1 beating of Pyramid D. Matt Allen (O42) starred with a 26 break.

In Division Three, relentless Holbeach B are now eight points clear after winning 4-2 at third-placed Donington B. Cameron Haynes (R7) made a 22 clearance for the leaders.

Second-placed Bourne SC B slipped to a 4-2 home beating against Gosberton A, with Lee Watson (O7) winning the crucial final frame.

Long Sutton C are quietly putting together a fine run too. They are sitting pretty in seventh after clinching a fifth 4-2 win on the trot, Gosberton C their latest victims.

Dan Mayfield (O21), Rachel Mayfield (R21) and David Lefley (scr) delivered the points.