Only five points seperate the top nine teams in the Nelson and District Semi-snooker league

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IN the Nelson and District Semi-Snooker League First Division, only five points seperate the top nine teams as things hot up.

Shaun Greenall had a break of 62 for Lamb B, who gained a 3-2 away win over top side Alexandra.

Briercliffe were in form and move into joint top after notching up a 4-1 home win over Nelson Poultry A, while Lamb A also gained a 4-1 home win over Dressers E to keep them at the top.

Liberal A came away from Abinger Street with a 3-2 win over St Andrew’s, while Worsthorne, with a game in hand, move into second place after securing a 5-0 away win over Old Band A.

Elsewhere, up at the Gravel, Nelson Poultry B move into joint second place after pulling off a 4-1 home win over Paradise A.

In the Second Division, Nelson Golf Club remain in joint top position despite losing 3-2 away to Paradise B.

Likewise, Old Band B stay at the top, but they suffered a 3-2 loss away to David Street A, for whom David Hitchcox took the deciding frame from Paul Smith.

Elsewhere Derek Hart had a break of 53 for White Lea Head, who moved into second place after a 5-0 win away to Shorthomers B.

Carters A stay in fourth place with a 4-1 away win over Molly Rigby’s B, while St Andrew’s B and Byerden House both had 3-2 away wins over Liberal C and Dressers D respectively.

In the Third Division, Burnley Miners take over at the top with a 4-1 home win over Shorthomers C, and just a point behind are Old Band C, who suffered a 3-2 loss away to Dressers B.

Shorthomers D are unchanged after a 3-2 home win over Dressers C, while Nelson Poultry D move into fourth spot after a 3-2 away win over Lamb D, with the deciding frame going to Poultry’s Matt Clough, who came back from needing two snookers on the pink and black to win over a subdued Robin Sutton.

Andy Goody had runs of 31 and 34 for Molly Rigby’s A, who lost out at home to Lamb C, while Dave Hudson put in a run of 29 for Carters D who lost out 3-2 away to David Street B.