Runners-up still up for grabs in Darley Dale and District SnookerLeague

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Matlock Club earned a fighting success at second placed Bolehill Institute No 2 as they came from 2-0 down to take a hard earned 3-2 success.

The results leaves both the runners-up spot and the play-off positions well and truly up for grabs.

Keith Robertson took the opener 53-41 on the black against Paul Holmes before Ian Peacock increased the home team’s advantage in frame two.

Paul Bryan pulled one back as he repeated his individual knockout win over Mark Sayer from the previous evening and after Dave Allen had levelled things up, it all rested on the doubles.

And Allen and Bryan proved the dream partnership as they took a 51-31 verdict to complete the turnaround.

Jaxx Q Club inched another point closer with a 3-2 win at Belper Strutt No 2 as Jak Groom and Shaun Barrass took the decisive pairs leg after Dave Needham had put the hosts in front.

Also winning 3-2 on their travels were Bolehill No 1 who just edged out Alfreton Palmer Morewood with Ricki Slack (32 break) edging the opener over Simon Mayes on the black before Mayes hit back with his own run of 32 in the concluding doubles.

Belper Strutt No 1 won 4-1 at Matlock Cons despite Ben Monk being defeated in the opener by Nick Kay. From thereon there were no mistakes with Mark Newby top scoring.

And in the battle of the Edgefold teams, the No 1 outfit enhanced their standing at the top of the table with a second successive 5-0 scoreline, the ever impressive Andy Russell’s 75 break beating his previous top ranking run in the league of 66.

Tightest game of the week in the Elliott Carpets Billiards Division saw Wallash Farm edge out Tansley Potters 12-11 with Frank Slater and Rob Lowe scoring narrow victories.