Trainor's Bar recovered from a slow start against McGuigan's Bar to pick up 2 more points and move a step closer to their 1st ever top flight trophy.
CWC are still on their tails after a much easier win against bottom side Nan's Rams.
Whitecross are the team that just keeps giving. The South Armagh lads haven't realised Christmas is over as they keep handing out gift after gift. Bears are the latest team to get a bit of charity as the heat is turned up on captain Shane Phelan.
Orchard Bar come from behind to take both points in a thriller against Hustlers.
Trainor's Bar ticked off another win in their quest for their maiden top tier pool trophy. Niall McVerry has got his side firmly back on track after their mauling to rivals CWC A before Christmas.
McGuigan's Bar stunned the champions elect when they took the opening two frames.
Gerard McGuigan out potted the 'down on his luck' James O'Hagan before Dee Kearney who was no match for Conor O'Hare and made it for 2-0 McGuigan's.
The home side finally settled the nerves when the majestic Eddie McCaughey beat John Hogan. It was all square when captain Niall McVerry easily beat Pat Byrne for 2-2.
Paddy Tavey is having a sensational season and he was on a different level to Paul McAreavey and it was 3-2.
Cathal McCoy, formerly of Trainor's and now with McGuigan's was facing his old team mates for the 1st time since his acrimonious departure just before Christmas. It was to be no happy return as Seamus Graham put Trainor's on the verge of two massive points at 4-2.
Liam Bradley has been one of the revelations of the season and he was on song again for Trainor's. The former footballer, football coach, darts player and pool player is a busy but talented boy. He wrapped up the double points with a comfortable victory of league Secretary Micky Cunningham.
Seamus McVerry applied the cherry on top with a win over Damien Flanagan for a 6-2 result.
This was a super win for Trainor's considering they were 2-0 down and they are showing the sort of character it takes to win titles.
CWC A had no such problems as they crushed bottom side Nan's Rams 6-0 before losing the final two frames of the night.
Kieran McMahon, Terry McNally, Raymond McKenna, Paddy Clarke, Harvey Lavelle and Pat Brady reeled off the 1st 6 before Nan's made their mark through Rony O'Reilly and the brilliant Stephen Sherry.
8-1, 6-2 and now 5-3 - Whitecross are like the Mother Theresa of pool atm. They are giving helping hands to those less fortunate than themselves.
Hustlers are deep in relegation trouble but after Christmas they travelled out to Whitecross for a massive confidence boosting 8-1 cup win. McGuigan's badly needed points to pull themselves out of the relegation zone and Whitecross delivered 6-2. Bears were in the relegation zone and travelled to Whitecross hoping for some charity on Thursday night.
Michael Feenan was up against sharp shooter Neil Heaney in the opening him crumble under the pressure?
Gareth McCann won his individuals match and now after a torrid season is hoping to finally turn his season around. He had a good win over tough opponent Diarmuid Lonergan for 1-1.
Captain Shane Phelan suffered his 2nd league defeat in a row to leave Whitecross trailing 2-1. This time it was Ralph Crummy who did the damage.
Not for the 1st time this season Brian O'Neill produced the goods to level. He's been like a new player and is one of Whitecross' top scorers. He beat the formidable Eugene McDermott.
Alan Burke was still chalking the cue when Bears ace Seamus 'the snail' Keenan put the visitors in the lead for the 3rd time. This was no ordinary snail performance. This was a majesticlly wonderful break finish by Keenan. It is possible that it was the slowest break and dish in Newry pool history but it matters none as Whitecross crumbled once their hero Burke got whipped and Bears knew this was their lucky night.
Mickey O'Hanlon met an inspired Garry Powell. Powell was still on a high after beating Niall McVerry in the individuals. O'Hanlon was powerless to stop Bears going 4-2 in front.
Gavin Malone taking on Paul Murphy was never going to be a fair contest. Murphy has the measure of Malone, beating in previous meetings. Malone is having a dreadful season while Murphy is have a good consistent season. Murphy had no problems sealing the 2 points for export while Whitecross rue another nightmare performance. 5-2.
Joseph McTaggart did grab a late consolation for Whitecross when he beat Adrian Holman to make it 5-3.
Nan's Rams who are winless in the league this season will be scrambling for a copy of the fixture list to see when they can get their maiden victory.
Orchard Bar had the comeback of the night when they looked a beaten docket against Hustlers.
Tony McGovern picked up his 1st league win of 2019 after a convincing display against a poor Joey Magill.
It was a good start from Orchard but the visiting Hustlers took the next two to lead 2-1. Ray Magee and Denvor Jenkins won't top the scoring charts - ever - but they did the needful against top cuesist Jamie Fletcher and Nigel Malcomson in two shock results.
Mervyn Kernaghan ensured it would be parity at the half way mark when he beat the talented Ciaran O'Neill in one of the best performances of the night - 2 each.
Shane McAllister showed his class by beating Darren Devlin and the visiting Hustlers were on course for a surprise result away in Hustlers. 3-2 to the Bellinis based side.
Brendy Devlin and Billy O'Neill are two experienced players but it was Devlin who ended his long barren spell without a win to level at 3 apiece.
Liam Turley couldn't buy a win before Christmas and he'll be hoping to build on an excellent win over League Chairman Kevin Magee. That shock win stunned Hustlers but Barry Murphy was still slight favourite against Gerard Bagnall. Orchard youngster Bagnall has struggled to make his mark in his debut season but he was the toast of the Rathfriland Road Pub when he fired them clear of Whitecross frame of the match. Forget Man United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, there's only one baby faced Assassin in this Town. Heaney might look about 10 years old but he schooled Feenan. The Assassin was sniper accurate when he capitalised on a Feenan mistake for 1-0 Bears. The Tornado has lost his form since the turn of the year and maybe topping our scoring charts has seen to 3rd place in the league.