Headlines: Joint Premier Division leaders both held.
Top 5 in Division 1 all win.
Stephen Wylie break finishes for McSwiggan's but it's title rivals St Monnina B that move into 2nd place in Division 2.
Current Premier Division league champions CWC A dropped only their 2nd point of the season so far when they threw away a 4-2 lead against a resilient Orchard Bar.
Charlie Broughton ended a run of 2 defeats in a row to pick up his 3rd league win of the season and thus inflicted a 2nd league defeat on current joint individual holder Kieran McMahon. It was a good win and a statement of intent from Orchard Bar. They weren't going to just roll over for the champions.
Orchard Bar welcomed Tony McGovern back into their side but he couldn't prevent a CWC equaliser from the consistent Harvey Lavelle.
Nigel Malcomson has more than held his own for Orchard Bar and he surprised former league captain winning cueist Declan McConville to give the Rathfriland Road side a 2-1 lead.
Noel Brown and league legend Bernie Magee have roughly won half their league games but it was Magee who edged this battle of wits to level at 2-2 for CWC A.
CWC A pushed on with Stephen Rooney beating Mervyn Kernaghan and Pat Brady maintaining his 100% winning record to 6 from 6 league games for 4-2. David Cromie unable to stop the impressive Brady.
Brendy Devlin and Paddy Tavey both went into this penultimate frame having lost their last 2 league games so at least one would be returning to winning ways. Tavey missed his chance to claim the points and it was Devlin who took this game to the 8th frame.
Ritchie Crawford hasn't played many league games but has been brilliant when called upon for the Orchard. Seamus McGeoghegan has been solid as a rock after he spent virtually all last season on the bench. Both players have serious bottle and it was Crawford on his home table that broke CWC hearts to salvage a last gasp draw for mid-table Orchard Bar.
Hustlers missed the chance to go top and in the end they will be delighted to have salvaged a draw. Whitecross were cruising but yet again failed to put the Hustlers to bed after throwing away big leads in the Vegas Cup and now the league.
Whitecross got off to a blistering start smashing in the first 3 frames. Cathal Phelan is in form lately and he played well to beat Billy O'Neill.
Noel Donaldson played a 2 cushion escape to pot his last ball and stroked home the black to inflict a league defeat on Damien Kearney. Kearney had his chances but were to no avail and Donaldson will know he got the run of the balls to make it 2/0 Whitecross.
Marty O'Callaghan was sorely missed and then played in ridiculous positions on the Whitecross team sheet in the early part of the season but the penny eventually dropped with Michael Feenan. O'Callaghan is back to his best and he made it 3-0 by beating young Ciaran O'Neill.
Michael Feenan might be improving as Whitecross captain but on the baize there is very little improvement. Shane McAllister pulled it back to 3-1.
A mistake by Alan Burke let the improving Cathal McCoy make it 3-2.
Shane Phelan managed to scrape past Damien 'Diddles' McArdle for 4-2. Both Phelan and McArdle are bang in form and this was a big frame for Whitecross.
Barry Murphy has found a bit of consistency lately while Gareth McCann is stuck in a bit of a rut. It was Murphy that pulled it back to 4-3.
Gavin Malone and Kevin Magee would clash for the points. Malone is enduring a rotten start to this campaign while league Chairman Magee is rolling back the years with 4 wins from 5 league games going into this one. This went to form as Magee kept Hustlers on the tails of CWC A.
Captain Micky Cunningham will be disappointed to have dropped a point at home to the Hill-Billy's but they showed great fighting spirit to come back like they did which will please him immensely.
Bears got slaughtered yet again as their horrendous start to the season continued. Trainors' Tommy Mooney and Declan Finnegan put the visitors 2-0 up in the Windmill Bar.
Adrian Holman pulled a frame back for the Bears but Trainor's pushed on. Niall McVerry and Noel Bradley made it 4-1.
The hosts were having very little luck but Brendan McNally is proving a good signing and he wrapped it up at 5-1.
Ralph Crummy put a cosmetic look on the score to make it 5-2 before the in form Liam Bradley put the icing on the cake with a final score of 6-2.
Dan's took full advantage of the top two slipping up to move within 2 points off top spot.
Robbie Toman has realised there might be a new trophy in the cabinet and has come out of retirement for Dan's. He got the visiting South Armagh side off to a winning start.
James O'Hagan, Michael Green and Niall Connolly put the super Dan's 4-0 up as Ballyholland's season crumbles week by week.
The brilliant Seamus McVerry sewed up both points at the 1st time of asking for 5-0. Niall O'Hagan fired in no.6.
Niall McQuillan has been a beacon of hope for Ballyholland as his good campaign continued and he made it 6-1.
Manny Kelly won the final frame of the night for Ballyholland. Too little too late for the village side as they continue their dreadful run.
Dan's play CWC A next time out in a game that could put Dan's in the same sentence as league and contender. Say nothing till you hear more though!
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It's not too often that the 6 teams that won take up the top 6 positions in the league while the 6 that lost are the bottom 6 obviously.
Nan's, St. Monnina, McGuigan's B, Sheepbridge and Bosco all had wins while 6th place Boyds picked up 2 points courtesy of Foresters B no show.
McGuigan's B and Bosco both needed to win the final 2 frames of their matches to claim maximum points.
Nan's Rams trailed 2-1 before moving through the gears to cruise to victory.
Pat McClenaghan is enjoying a good campaign so far and he put Nan's 1-0 up.
Marty White and John Daly reversed the lead to 2-1 Johnny Murphy's.
Muphys' Darren O'Hanlon was taking on the unbeaten Mal Maguire in the 'showpiece' frame. It's not long ago Darren O'Hanlon topped to Premier Division hotshot's with some scintillating pool but his crop has dropped nearly as much as Premier League manager David Moyes. Maguire is potting well and is coping brilliantly with being Nan's star man and he nailed O'Hanlon to tie the scores at 2-2.
Leigh McAlinden and Rony O'Reilly made it 4-2.
Andrew Chan had the honour of grabbing the match winning frame and Mark Maguire put the cherry on top for comfortable 6-2 win for table topping Nan's.
Bosco were made to work a bit harder for their 2 points after a right good battle with Foresters A.
Robert Devlin brushed Hugh McGrath in the opening frame and Bosco were off the mark.
Darren Devlin has been in devastating form and he kept his 100% winning record intact with more fantastic pool against a Chris McKeown who was well out of his depth. 2-0.
Ollie White and John Allen squared the match when the beat Gerry McKevitt and the talented Sean McCaul. 2-2.
Damien Brady defeated Kieran Loughran in the pick of the match-ups for 3-2 Bosco.
It was all even again after 6 when Gary Wilson toppled John McClorey. 3-3.
Eamon Hurley was in brilliant potting form to put Bosco on the brink when he brushed Josh McKeown.
Gary O'Reilly made sure both points would stay in the Bosco when he beat the hapless Jimmy Magee for 5-3.
St. Monnina blitzed a sorry Windmill Bar 7-1. The Saints are looking ominously strong after they strengthened drastically during the summer break.
The fast table is suiting the South Armagh team while visitors are struggling.
Declan Brady, Barry Smith and Stephen Cunningham put Saint Monnina 3-0 up.
Connor Cunningham nabbed Windmill's solitary frame when he beat Andrew Mackin.
Paddy McCann made it 4-1 and the experienced Conor McQuid sewed up the points at 5-1.
Tom McGuinness and Paddy Hughes piled on the agony as the visiting Windmill were sent home with their tales between their legs.
In Division 2 CWC B received an 8-0 win thanks to Trainor's B not showing up. There's a gap opening up between the leaders and the chasing pack. St. Monnina B and Millvale are 3 points adrift and Cavern along with McSwiggan's slipped 5 points off top spot.
Saint Monnina B were the big winners when they beat title rivals McSwiggan's with a bit to spare. It was nip and tuck until the halfway point when the Saints pulled away.
Fred Cameron took a tight opener against Calum Murphy and the visiting Monnina were 1 up.
Up stepped the majestic Stephen Wylie. Brian Harte could be seen chalking the cue getting ready for action. But Harte's action would be viewing only as the brilliant Wylie broke and dished 7 colours and the black. Take a seat Brian Harte you night is over! That was 1-1.
Mark Shevlin has found the perfect division for himself. He's cruising in Division 2 and picked up another win, this time against Gary Clarke for 2-1 St. Monnina.
It was level playing again when Henry McLoughlin beat Niall Collins. 2-2.
Ronan Baker upset home favourite and McSwiggan's captain Gary Cregan and the wheels started to come off the wagon.
Shane Hanratty beat Joe Finnegan for 4-2 and the forever young and super intelligent Pete Donnelly sealed to very important points when he beat Drew Connolly at 5-2.
Dominic Donnelly made the score difference a bit more impressive when he made it 6-2 thanks to a final frame win over Joe McAteer.
Millvale had an even easier walk in the Park. They thrashed Foresters C 7-1 in the Foresters.
Trainor, Tommy O'Hanlon, Adrian Murphy, Paul Rowland and Killian McDonald wrapped up a 5-0 win.
Stevie Quinn ended the Foresters rut but that's as good as it got for the home side.
Gary Gibney made it 6-1 and Michael McGoldrick ended the humiliation with the 7th frame for a 7-1 victory for Millvale.
Glen Social Club stopped Cavern in their tracks with a good home win.
Niall Carr beat Conor Morgan and the Church side had the early lead.
Jay Kelly and Mark Keenan switched the lead in favour of Glen. Christopher Quinn and Damon Murphy dumped for Cavern.
Mathew Cregan levelled the match at 2-2 when he beat Kevin Sands.
Liam Turley took the crucial 5th and Glen took the shackles off. Gerard Bagnall and Paddy Morgan made it 5-2 and the 2 points bagged.
Caolan Morgan rounded off a great night making it 6-2.
Martin Reavey, Stephen Byrne, Joe Byrne and James Young helped Cavern slip behind in the title race.
Glen have a lot of work still to do if they are to move into contention.