Workington Veterans Club put a huge dent in Workington Conservative Club’s Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division one title hopes this week with a 4-2 away win.

The win secured a season double over the 2017 champions and also enabled the Vets side to strengthen their top four play-off chances with just three matches to go.

Victories for Craig Davies, Mike Dawson, Mark Tatton and Paul Smith made sure of the match win with Cons’ Julian Plaza and Alan Moore offering the only resistance. Cons and Vets remain second and fourth respectively.

Station Road B moved into a five-point lead at the top of the division one table with a 4-2 away win against fellow top-tier opponents Flimby Social.

A 2-0 lead for Flimby thanks to wins from Shane Evitts and Paul Vickers (33 break) gave the bottom- placed side hope of a result, but as Station B recorded victories from Peter O’Hagan, Tony Elliott, Mark Tunstall and Stephen O’Hagan the early advantage slowly evaporated as the 2016 champions powered to yet another triumph.

Second-tier leaders Station Road A inflicted a painful defeat on Workington Legion with a series of close frame wins to run out 5-1 victors.

Darren Lawson, John Teasdale, Mike Walker, Keith Telford and Mark Robertson won the first five frames for the Station A outfit and, even though Mark Ritson won an equally close frame in the last, the damage was already done. Station A are now nine points in front in division two.

Workington’s United Club continued in their rich vein of form as they defeated Maryport Social B 5-1 at home. Ben Scott did manage to take the first frame of the match for Social B but with Paul Johnston, Clive Lister, Brian Kendall, Andrew Mitchelhill and Willie Fearon all winning for the town side they strengthened their second place in the table.

Finally, after being pegged back from 2-0 up to 2-2 division one’s Workington Golf Club ran out 4-2 winners against a travelling Maryport Social A side.

Although John Fleming and Paul Lister managed to win, Mark Cowen, Mark Brasted (who inflicted a first league defeat on Ryan Ismay), Ian Fulton and Bryan Walker all won for the Golf Club to maintain their division one third place. Social A stay third in division two.