This week saw a return to league action after last weeks exciting cup matches in the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League.

Aughton Institute E continue as leaders of Division One and have now extended their advantage to a healthy five points at the top of the league table. This time around they comprehensively defeated Red Lion Social Club B 5-1 to make it three wins from as many matches and maintain their 100% start to the season. This match also saw Aughton E's Robbie Wilson continue his tremendous recent form and captured this week's 'Break of the Week' prize with a superb break of 48 in his frame success. This was the second time Robbie has been awarded the accolade in the first three league weeks of the current campaign.

Robbie's break started with a fine opening red to gain pinpoint position on the black ball. After potting that black, Robbie proceeded to pot a further three reds, all with high valued colours, in that usual flowing, quick style of his with terrific potting and pinpoint positional play to reach thirty. He potted his next red with the rest and played a fine positional shot to get on the blue ball. After potting the blue, Robbie took a further two reds and colours and with just one red of the frame remaining and a clearance looking a distinct possibility. Robbie potted the final red and screwed up the table to cleverly make things easier for him. Robbie potted the green ball but under screwed the shot and ended up snookering himself behind the brown ball as it lay just off it's own spot and this, sadly, brought an end to an excellent break on 48.

Upholland Social made it back-to-back victories with a very solid 5-1 win at the expense of Scarisbrick NSC. This outcome sees them remaining in second place in the league standings, those five points adrift of the pace-setters and will be looking for another successful season this term. The match saw Upholland's Steve Mobbs in good form with a nice break of 30 in his frame win.

Lathom & Burscough RBL moved into third position after ending their evening's work with a 4-2 home win over Rainford X SSC to make it two wins from two and the Burscough boys will be looking to improve on last year especially after their change of club during the close season. They sit seven points off top spot but do have a match in hand over the leaders.

The other match played this particular week saw Red Lion Social Club A also remain unbeaten as they recorded a 4-2 home triumph at the expense of reigning Merit League Champions, Aughton Institute A. This result sees them unchanged in fourth slot and they lie eight points behind the pace-setters but also have a match in hand over them. This match saw Red Lion A's Mark Evans in fine nick with a nice break of 34 in his frame victory.

The match between between Olympic BC B and defending Champions, Fleetwood Hesketh SSC was postponed and will be played at a later date. The Walton outfit
continue in fourth place and the Southport side remain in mid-table although they have only played one match to date.

Olympic BC A sat out their free week this time around.

Division 2

This time around saw St Cuthberts remain as leaders of the Second Division and continue their excellent start to the campaign with their third win from their first four matches after recording a 6-0 demolition of Stanley Club C. This outcome saw them open up a two point advantage over their nearest rivals.

Stanley Club B also made it three victories from their first four matches as they defeated Skelmersdale Wardens B 4-2 this particular week. This result sees them drop to second position but lie just those two points behind the leader and will certainly be happy with their start to the current campaign.

Farmers Club immediately got back to winning ways after last week's defeat and recorded arguably their best win of the season with a comprehensive 5-1 triumph at the expense of defending Champions, Aughton Institute D. This outcome sees the Ormskirk outfit move into third place in the league standings, just three points off the pace-setters.

Skelmersdale Wardens A dropped into fourth spot in the league table despite a very solid 4-2 away win over Aughton Institute B and this result sees them just four points off top spot and I'm sure they will be right in contention come the business end of the current campaign as they attempt to regain their top flight place. Aughton Institute B drop into fifth slot in the league proceedings. This match saw Aughton B's John Hodge in good touch with a really nice break of 29 but unfortunately this contribution wasn't enough to capture an excellent frame of snooker with his opponent.

The other match played this week saw Skelmersdale Wardens C go into battle with Aughton Institute C and at the end of the match both sides could not be separated in a 3-3 stalemate. The Aughton Institute C team will be the slight happier of the two sides as they found themselves 2-0 down early in the encounter.