TOTTINGTON Con D returned to the top of Bury and District Open Snooker League’s A section thanks to a narrow 5-4 win at Elton Lib A 5-4. The hosts took the first four frames but Tottington responded well with Ian Brearley and Andy Leggat recording fine wins to secure the important three-points aggregate.

Bury Snooker D slipped up at Radcliffe Central D as the home side notched a comfortable home 6-2 success. Paul Gallagher produced the frame of the night, compiling a 36 break on his way to a (83-30) frame win. It was a similar story for title-chasers Elton Lib B as Fishpool Lib bounced back from losing the first three frames to take the match 5-3 thanks to big wins from Ashley Spencer and Dave Kay.

Huntley A beat Whitefield B 5-3, while Bury Snooker B enjoyed a fine victory at Salisbury with Paul Mcmanus producing a 45 break in his 102-11 frame win as the visitors took the match 7-2.

It is a race for second place in B Section after Elton Lib C wrapped up the title. Seedfield BC A did their cause a power of good beating rivals Radcliffe Central C in a tight match which saw the last five frames decided on the black as Seedfield took it 7-2.

Elton Lib D put themselves firmly in contention with a 7-2 victory at Bury Snooker C. At the other end of the table, Whitefield A continued their good recent form with a 6-2 success at home to Radcliffe Central D to make it four wins in the last five matches. Stanley Con just had the edge over Huntley C, winning at home 5-3 with Stanley’s Dave Hindle accumulating more than 100 points in a high scoring frame, 104-80. Champions-elect Elton Lib C were given a tough test by Buchanans B but came through it, winning 5-3 at home.

In the C Section, second-placed Tottington Con B played hosts to top-of-the-table Radcliffe Central B. A close match saw Tottington just edge it 5-3 with just one point separating the two teams in the aggregate. Seedfield BC B entertained Tottington Con A and it was the home side who had a comfortable night taking the match 7-2.

Whitefield BC shared the frames with Walshaw but a fine opening-frame win (84-43) by Dave Owen helped Whitefield secure the aggregate and the match 5-3.