British Legion A kept their place at the top of the snooker league table in the Barrow Friday League with a 2-1 victory against Vickerstown Cricket Club.

Captain John Tyerman raced into a commanding lead with the help of a 25 break against John Francis, who pulled it back but missed a crucial pink which would have tied the scores. Tyerman then potted the pink to clinch the victory.

Dave Simpson won a scrappy game against Jimmy Allen, with a couple of flukes helping him to claim the second point. Stuart Benson then got the better of Billy Burns to take the final point for Vickerstown in a tight game that he won 49-41.

British Legion lost 2-1 away to the Roose Cons, whose captain Mike Smith earned the first point with a good 56-33 win over Lee Majors.

However Dave Kewley set off well and kept his lead throughout in beating Ray Gardner 64-36. Nick Wilkes had a good 72-27 win against Keith Meloy and finished well by taking all of the colours from yellow to the pink and just missing an easy black.

Barrow Football Supporters Club had a good night in taking all of their games against the Navy Club, with Tony Mason beating Joe O’Leary 62-18.

Jimmy Christie just having the edge over Dave Wilkie in winning 43-34 and Harry Bateman, who played two table games, took the last point with ease against Dave Simpson, winning 58-16.

Legion A head the table by one point ahead of their clubmates, while the Soccer Bar and Navy Club are waiting in the wings on 14 points in third and fourth place, respectively.

Last year’s billiards league winners the British Legion took all of their away games against Roose Cons and lead the table once again by two points ahead of Legion A and the Navy Club.

Allan Edmondson took the first game with a comfortable 100-44 win over top man Peter Roberts with consistent 26-22-19-17 breaks.

Kevin Quinn sealed the second point with a 100-60 win over Rob Chissim and Alf Carruthers made it three in a row with a 100-55 win against Mike Irving.

British Legion A took two games at home against Vickerstown Cricket Club, the first game was won by their top man as he comfortably defeated Gareth Willis, who was slow out of the blocks and never really recovered.

Several small breaks from David Holmes saw him level the tie with a 100-78 win over Steve Hetherington and Paul Fieldhouse came from behind to beat Peter Scott in a scrappy game, as he came out the winner with a 100-78 scoreline.

Barrow Football Supporters Club took two good home points against the Navy Club, as Bateman got the better of Geoff Turner 100-87 before he was backed up with a win for Tony Mason over Navy’s captain John Clamp by the same score. Paul Kyle finished things off by winning well 100-37 against Jimmy Wilson.