Clitheroe Social Club progress

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CLITHEROE Social Club recorded a fine win against Nelson Poultry Club number two in the East Lancashire small table 10 reds snooker competition.

First up was well-known veteran Brian Sims, who played very well, until just needing one ball to win. He had an unbelievable stroke of bad luck and unfortunately went in-off the green which ultimately cost him the frame.

Next up was another Clitheroe veteran Steve Horsefield, who played sensibly throughout and then, when under pressure, brilliantly cleared up all the colours to just pip his opponent on a black ball game and level the scores up.

Chatburn based Paul Clark then made it 2-1 when, with just the last five balls on the table, he potted up to the pink to win after being behind for most of the frame.

Social Club vice captain Eric Barnes was next on, and he played a steady and composed game to win comfortably, making it 3-1 to the Social, meaning they only needed one more frame to win the match in the best of seven.

Star man Chris Lawson, who won the competition with Low Moor last year, was then set the task of winning the match, but unfortunately played an opponent who knew not to leave him many chances, and he didn’t throughout the frame, meaning the Nelson player went on to win.

Young captain Gary Simkin then put himself on knowing if he won, the team progressed to the next round, and he didnt disappoint the large Social Club crowd, playing well to win comfortably, making them the second Clitheroe team out of three, in the next round, after the Royal British Legion won last week.

Low Moor, the current 10 red champions, have yet to play their game and they will hopefully make it all three Clitheroe teams into the next round.