VIP Snooker continued their good start to the season with another 6-2 win to go top of the Premier Office Supplies Division One.

It was a lot closer than the score suggests as opponents Cherry Tree lost 4 frames on the black.

Along with Colin Crawford's black ball victory in the opener and it was five out of eight frames that went all the way.

It was looking a close match as the first four frames were shared but then the VIPs took the last four frames with victories for Alker, Iqbal and U. Hussein along with an impressive pairs performance from Ibby Khan and youngster Murad Iqbal to see off the experienced Baz Holden and Andy Stone with ease 66-10.

Longshaw ‘A’ impressive 7-1 winners last week came back to earth with a bump as they faced last season’s double winners, their newly formed ‘B’ team.

It was the usual start for the champs with Chris Lawson taking the first and Craig Steele enjoying his new surroundings to seal an easy win over A team skipper Neil Payton.

The first pairs went the ‘A’ team who made full use of the 30 point start to pinch it on the black courtesy of Elliot Brattan and Sean Hammett.

Brattan caught the handicappers eye in the next when he disposed of Alan Heaton with ease 54 points to 8.

George Holden and John Howson put on a wonderful show of attacking snooker that enthralled the spectators but there can only be one winner and Holden pinched it on the black after an unfortunate in off the pink from Howson.

Holden and Gaz Hampson took the pairs before Hampson’s run of bad luck continued, losing his second black ball frame in as many matches against Hammett.

That left Jonny Hannan to seal the ‘B’ team victory as he overcame a spirited challenge from Paul Stanhope.

Third placed Fox & Hounds looked good against a struggling Punch with youngsters O’Horo and Webster continuing their improvement as they wrapped up a 6-2 victory.

Blackburn Golf Club A got off to a flyer against Hoddlesden, taking a 3-0 lead before Con Club new-boy Ash Taylor grabbed a frame against Barry Pease.

Victory in the next for Jas Hoole put Hoddlesden within striking distance before Craig Leach put in one of his better performances to see off visiting skipper Dave Fenwick and restore a 2 frame lead for the golfers. A doubles victory for Taylor and Hoole along with a good win for Joe Roebuck ensured a draw which was probably a fair result.

Orchard WMC find themselves top of the Blackburn Mill Hill Engineering Division Two thanks to another good win, this time 5-3 over the well fancied Feniscowles.

After losing the opener, Orchard promptly rattled off the next five frames to ensure the win.

It was left to Feniscowles most experienced players, Alan Grogan and Ami Dippolito to try and make the scoreline look respectable and they did it in style – Grogan beating Dave Brown by a comfortable 74-16 and skipper Dippolito taking out his counterpart Paul Keryk 68-25.

Joining them at the top are Rishton Golf Club who enjoyed their second 6-2 win of the season, this time at the expense of new boys Darwen Golf Club. New-look Mill Hill ‘A’ entertained Anchor ‘A’ in a closely fought encounter that could have gone either way.

The first four frames were shared before Anchor's Luke Hargreaves toppled Mill Hill hot-shot Eamon Bufton to put his side in the lead but it was short lived as Mill Hill skipper Mick Bufton turned in the performance of the night to beat Davis Jnr by an impressive 84-17.

It was Bufton and partner John Ferguson who restored the home side lead in the next before Ferguson sealed victory with a narrow victory over Dom Bernon.

Anchor's B team played host to Blackburn Golf B in another close encounter of the snooker kind.

And the home team got off to the perfect start thanks to a second impressive win from Dave Houghton which paved the way for a 5-3 victory over the golfers.