Glover lead charge as Copnor D thrash Leigh

Portchester X skipper Jason Tame. Picture: Mick Young (082428-03)

Portchester X skipper Jason Tame. Picture: Mick Young (082428-03)

Dean Russell won his group. Picture: Tim Dunkley

Russell gets in the groove

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Copnor D have joined Craneswater Q at the summit of Portsmouth League division two.

Dave Glover’s outfit chalked up an emphatic 8-1 win over Leigh Park to rise to the top of the table.

The long-standing skipper set the tone by winning both of his own frames.

Team-mates Bob Baldacchino, Tony Busnell, Andy Hall and Tony Simmonds were also on song as the visitors suffered.

Dave Riddell managed to stop the rot with his normal potting display – but it wasn’t enough to dampen Copnor D spirits.

Craneswater Q’s win over Alexandra was much tougher.

In the end they prevailed 6-3 over their Portsmouth rivals.

Jamie McSherry, Tony Lee and Dave Eagan missed little as the home side sailed through the doubles.

But it was three apiece at the interval – with Dave Harfield, Matt Sheath and Alan Freemantle on the scoresheet.

Mat Paffett helped Post Office to a 5-4 triumph at Bellair B.

The former champion may be past his prime but is still a fine cueist in the Portsmouth League.

Jamie Farrow and George Mountfield also bagged a brace for the city slickers – despite resistance from Paul Jagger.

Portchester X played two matches in the top flight.

And they moved into joint-second spot behind Copnor A.

Jason Tame’s gang plundered a 6-3 success at Bellair A.

But they then went down by the odd frame to the leaders.

Ashley Bendall was the major player at Havant.

And with more support for him in the doubles, the haul would have been bigger.

He was in a similar mood in the defeat to Copnor A on Thursday, before being upstaged by Mark Tillison and Steve Toms.

Craneswater R have lost their luck of late and were crushed 7-2 by their Craneswater Z side.

Aaron Brett and Mark Jones were right on form, before a late revival prevented the whitewash.

Bellair were far happier on match night as they picked up a 6-3 victory at Copnor B.

John Shervell and Trev Sanders performed well for the home side.

But Danny Feltham, Phil Skinner and Lee Harding saw off any further resistance.

Both Cowplain teams were on the wrong end of 6-3 defeats.

Cowplain B lost all the pairs against Pompey Royals after a decent start.

Will Garrett ran in a 30 to match scores by Gary and James Curtis to leave it at 3-3.

Then Dave Chivers got backing from Paul Tinsley and Steve Orchard to wrap it up.

Cowplain C are really short of luck and Cuestars took advantage.

Rio Smith and Callum White showed they are the stars of the future with some fine shots.

Ray Axton is doing well to keep his men going at the bottom and he needed one of the last three colours against Ryan Compton but the youngster cleared up.

Ted Dowse gave up the captaincy and he has got some nice wins since shifting the responsibility.

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