Legends on course but rivals keep pace

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It’s a two-horse race at the top of the Gosport & Fareham League as the title contenders both enjoyed big wins this week.

147 Legends were on top form, thrashing Stoke B 11-1, with Colin Norton rattling in breaks of 62 and 44, Mick Jurd firing a 66 and a 33 and Pascal Richard notching a 30.

Second-placed Metrose.com kept up the pressure at the top by also scoring heavily, slaughtering Hill Park B 10-2.

Adam Bobat was the star of the night as he rolled in breaks of 41 and 42.

Stubbington Hawks had threatened to challenge for the title earlier in the season but have dropped off in the second half.

While there’s no realistic chance of them winning the championship, they are determined to secure third place.

They boosted their chances by thumping Mayfair Masters 8-4, with Jordan Winbourne notching breaks of 50, 33 and 30.

Team-mate Steve Street made a 38 and Jon Pearson knocked in a 37.

HMS Collingwood seem almost certain to be relegated after their first season back in the top flight.

They lost 7-5 at home to Hill Park C who are also likely to drop down a division.

Stoke 155 and 147D are fighting to avoid the last relegation place.

The Stoke side slumped to their 10th loss of the season – a 7-5 defeat to Carry on Mayfair.

Pete Grundy was on form for Mayfair as he knocked in a 52 break.

In division two, the top-two teams met each other in a title showdown and 147 Debut triumphed over LWMC Nomads.

They beat the Lee side 7-5, with Tim Barnes showing his form by knocking in a 31 break.

Fired-up 147 are now only one point behind the leaders.