Debut time it well to go top

Dave Hume

Dave Hume

Nigel Ward

Double success for rivals who will meet in cup final

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They’ve long been chasing – now 147 Debut have made it to the top of division two at a critical time of the season.

A 7-5 win over Stoke Sharks – thanks to a brace by Sam Yip, who knocked in breaks of 48 and 35 – has seen them move one point ahead of LWMC Nomads.

The Lee side had been running away with the title last year but have slipped up in the second half.

And a 7-5 loss away to Hill Park A saw them lose their top spot for the first time in months.

Both are guaranteed promotion, so now it’s a straight battle for the title.

Three teams are in the race for the third promotion spot.

147 Select are currently in third place.

But they suffered an 8-4 defeat against challengers LWMC Z.

Also in the running are Stoke Sharks, who are just six points off third place but have a game in hand.

In division one, 147 Legends tightened their grip on the title race after demolishing 147 D 10-2.

The team were on great form, with Pascal Richard, knocking in a 41 and Colin Norton firing a 52.

Simon Chapman made a 33, Mick Jurd rolled in a 32 and Dave Hume then reached a half-century of his own as he rattled in a 50.

Second-placed Metrose.com fell behind after only managing a 7-5 win over Stubbington C.

Metrose’s Adam Bobat was again on form, notching a 41 break, while Stubb’s Graham Hughes made a 50.

Third-placed Stubbington Hawks thrashed relegation-threatened Stoke 155 10-2.

Potting sensation Jordan Winbourne hit a 49 and 30, while team-mate Steve Street rolled in a 45.

Phil Watson hit a 35 break for the Stoke side but couldn’t convert that into a win.

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