SNOOKER: Holbeach duo set fierce early pace

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Two Holbeach teams continued their scorching start to the new Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season last week.

Holbeach C lead the embryonic stadings by a point from the club’s B team, after both emphatically made it two wins from as many games.

The C side pounded Pyramid B 6-0, wth Nigel Ward (R7), Dan Ashton (R21), Mark Gregory (O14), Nick Edwards (scr) and Paul Ashton (R7) all on winning form.

Holbeach D also shone, as they saw off defending champions Long Sutton B 5-1. Donald Monk (O7) led the charge woth a 29 break, while Steven Godfrey (O21) hit a 28 break in reply for the champs.

Tulips A also have two wins from two after their 4-2 triumph at Boundary B. Bren Bowman (O63) capped a fine frame success with a cool 45 break for the Spalding side.

Elsewhere, Long Sutton A’s Sean Swinburn pocketed a big break for the second week running. The O49 handicapper snared a super 54 as his side dispatched Consti B 5-1.

That break was eclipsed by Tulips A sharp-shooter Mark Woodberry (O28) though.

He scored a sweet 61 in the Spalding club’s 4-2 win over Donington C.

In Division Two, Services C hit the summit after a 6-0 whitewash win at Bourne SC A made it two wins on the trot. Ashley Caress (R14) left his mark on the game with a 21 break in the final frame.

Consti F also boast a 100 per cent return from their two matches after a 4-2 derby win over club rivals Consti H.

Whittlesey C are up and running after edging a tight tussle against Pyramid C.

Mick Blythe’s (R7) 24 break was the best on show, but Ken Jeremy (R14) sealed the win in the third frame.

Meanwhile, Consti J shot to the head of the early Division Three standings after thrashing Consti E 6-0.

A 27 clearance from Les Andrew (scr) helped him defeat John Mumford (R21) in the opening frame of the all-club affair – and the J side never looked back.

Gosberton are the only other third tier team to have won both of their matches.

They earned a handsome 5-1 away win at Consti A, with James Waterfall (O7) grabbing a 20 break en-route to victory in the final frame.

The best break in Division Three was shared by Long Sutton C ace Dan Mayfield (O21) and Pyramid E’s Matt Allen (O42).

Mayfield trousered a 34 to help his side hand Services D a 5-1 reverse, as they sealed a maiden win of the campaign.

That score was matched by Allen in a 4-2 victory at Consti D, while David Moisey (O14) also chipped in with a 20 break in a vital black-ball win against Ray Digby (R21).