SNOOKER & BILLIARDS: IT is full steam ahead for Ford in Widnes & District Snooker League's Division One.
An 8-1 win against Halton Royal British Legion saw them race further ahead at top of the league.
Breaks of 71 by Jimmy Jenkins, 54 from Phil Horne and 36 by Chris Whitfield eased them home.
St Bede's maintain second place with Brian Kennedy claiming an impressive 70-30 win in a 6-3 victory.
RAOB A triumphed by the same score, thanks to Tony Bibby (80-13), John Ratcliffe (95-28) and a 37 break by Frank Pennington.
Village A edged their match 5-4 with a 110-1 win from last man on Ste Millington.
St Basil's also won 5-4 but by contrast, Chris Lam (79-45) and Alan Dunn (57-27) did the damage early on.
Division Two's Widnes Rec got back to some form with an 8-1 win at Village B.
Paul Antrobus stole the show with a 98-4 frame win, including a 33 break.
Pavilions cruised home 8-1, Simon Graham winning 102-47.
Farnworth C won 7-2 with big performances from Terry Burke (70-30) and John Davenport (58-27) - the match against Widnes Bowling Club was only decided on a final respotted black.
Stadium A brushed aside ELE A 7-2 through Paul Rigby (67-31) and Tex Corby (83-22).
WCC C won 6-3, Peter Foster's invaluable 67-36 contribution coming late on.
Farnworth B ran out by the same scoreline, Peter Johnson (78-41) and Peter Coughlin (72-15) both commanding respect.
Ford B shocked runaway leaders USC A 5-4 with an outstanding 75-12 frame from Ernie Griffiths proving decisive.
Division Three's Birchfield breezed past Eccleston LE B 9-0 with Phil Henderson (80-22) the stand-out performer.
Prescot Reform likewise whitewashed their Widnes Conservative Club B hosts 9-0 with star turns coming from C Minshall Jnr (98-39) and D Nulty (71-17).
The third full house in this section came from Simms Cross B with Mike Hughes (85-43) and C Rathbone (74-14) both winning well against visiting Village B.
USC B still lead the pack after this week winning 8-1. Workmanlike wins came from Brian Woodrow (65-24) and John Woodward (53-36).
Farnworth E triumphed 6-3, Dave Quirk's 52-33 the highlight.
Oddies stopped Widnes Cons C's charge by turning them over 6-3, Dave Christopher (57-23) and Vic Foy (54-46) were impressive first on. nUSC A stopped the Ford juggernaut in the Widnes & District Billiards League by taking the match 5-2 with Howie Jones (100-46) and John McCauley (100-68) on top form.
Moorfield also claimed a 5-2 verdict with Paul Bradburne's 100-82 and a sparkling 100-37 frame from Dave Evans the highlights.
Widnes Conservative Club A also won 5-2 after Tony Grant (100-55) and Peter Kenny (100-65) had got them off to a fine start.
Farnworth A claimed the scalp of Simms Cross A - Tony Bibby 100-45 and Andy Stacey 100-61 proving too strong in a 5-2 win by the Peelhouse Lane outfit.