West View spring surprise against title hopefuls

Mark Jennings

Mark Jennings

First published in Sport

WEST View followed up their 8-0 thrashing of Mill Hill with a surprise win over title contenders Park A.

Playing to a standard that belied their league position they quickly established a 3-0 lead before visiting skipper Mark Jennings turned in a stunning performance to shock the in form Phil Wignall 90-17.

The vastly improved Steve Sweeney was unlucky in the next, going down by a single point against West View stalwart Dave Stephens.

Ste Aspinall and Olly Taylor took the last doubles for Park but a rejuvenated Paul Upton gave West View an unassailable 5-2 lead, knocking in a fine 43 to see off last week’s Park hero Danny Haworth.

Baz O'Kane was his usual formidable self, taking the last frame for Park.

The result leaves Park 11 points adrift of leaders Greenfield who didn’t play.

Second placed Hoddlesden’s dip in form continued as they battled to a draw against Park B to leave themselves seven points off top spot, having played a game more than the leaders.

The sides traded frames from the start, Dave Fenwick putting Hoddlesden ahead before Mick Almond fired in a classy run of 62 to level it.

It was nip and tuck all the way, neither side able to open up a lead.

With a frame to go it was up to Park skipper Steve Atkinson to try and take the last and he didn’t disappoint, beating Jake Loftus by an impressive 61-9.

Hoddlesden need to regain some of their early season form if they are to have any chance at the title.

Blackburn Golf A’s in and out season continued with yet another 5-3 home defeat, this time at the hands of the Punch.

Stanhill continued their recent good run, seeing off visitors Cherry Tree 5-3.

Mill Hill grabbed a 5-3 win over Fox & Hounds to keep their survival hopes alive.

Division two is turning into a thrilling battle with just five points separating the top three.

Longshaw A moved into second spot with a 6-2 win over Blackburn Golf B.

Rishton Golf Club and VIP B drew 4-4 while Orchard beat Anchor Hotel 5-3. Leaders Longshaw B saw off Hole I’th Wall.

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