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Kings dethroned by West End in Crewe Open League
8:00am Saturday 11th January 2014 in Sport
CREWE Open League’s Premier Division Dominoes leaders Kings Arms A were on the wrong end of an upset when beaten 6-2 by West End LMR B.
However, main rivals Nantwich Road A failed to take advantage when they let slip a 3-1 lead in their draw at Pioneers A.
West End Band C hit Commercial for six to take over third spot from Vine A, who drop to fourth after failing to take advantage of a 3-0 lead in their draw with White Lion B.
Division One table toppers Express scrambled a draw at bottom-placed Duke of Bridgewater A, but as main rivals White Lion A crashed 6-2 to lowly visitors Earl of Chester, Express increased their points lead to three.
That lead is currently over new challengers Hop Pole A, whose 5-3 win at Flying Lady A puts them a point ahead of Lion A.
Division Two’s top two Pioneers B and Woodside drew their clash to stay four points apart, but the Pi’s may yet regret letting slip a 4-1 advantage.
Amalgamated Nomads won 5-3 at Bridge A to move level on points with the Woodside, but remain third as Woodside won their earlier season clash.
A close section has just four points covering second to ninth places.
Division Three’s top four met, with a 5-3 win by leaders Brunel Arms A over Liberal Club giving them a three-points lead over Coppenhall Leighton, who were beaten 5-3 by Flying Lady B.
As a result Captain Webb have overtaken Coppenhall after they hit bottom-placed Kings Arms B for six.
Division Four is also extremely close after pacemakers White Lion A’s bye week demoted them to third, three points off the pace, and the top five teams are covered by just three points.
Coach and Horses take over at the top by a point from Swan and Chequers after both turned in mediocre performances against the bottom two teams, Cumberland C and Nantwich Road B.
Division Five pacemakers Brunel Arms B were beaten 5-3 by their C team, so their lead is reduced to five points over new challengers Rileys Club B, who won 6-2 at Last Orders Inn.
Duke of Bridgewater B drop to third after their draw at Hop Pole B.