A BREAK of 40 for Richmond A’s Brian Hall could not prevent his side’s unbeaten run from coming to an end against GESM A in Division One of the Warrington Snooker League.

Richmond still lead by eight points.

Breaks for James Short, 64, and Warren McDougall, 41, could not stop Irlam Cons from falling to a 4-3 loss to Monks A, while GTBL A lost by the same margin to Roosters C despite breaks of 61 and 31 by Chris Beatty and Paul Dean.

Rylands A are the new leaders in Division Two.

This is thanks to their 5-2 victory over Deaf Social A, meaning they open a two-point gap over deposed leaders GESM B, who lost 5-2 at Richmonds B.

They are level with Walkers A, 5-2 winners at Rylands B, while Alford B eased their relegation worries with a 5-2 win over Woolston C, helped by Andy Boardman’s 35 break.

Division Three looks like a one-horse race with St Benedicts 12 points clear after they beat Kings Club C 5-2.

Penketh Tavern B closed to within one point of Woolston B in third after they won the ‘derby’ at Penketh Cons 4-3.

Warrington Snooker League results: Division One: Alford D 4 Newton Social A 3, GESM A 5 Richmonds A 2, GTBL A 3 Roosters C 4, Irlam Catholic a 5 Alford A 2, Irlam Cons 3 Monks A 4, Newton Social B 4 Culcheth Sports B 3, Penketh Tavern A 6 GESM C 1.

Division Two: Alford B 5 Woolston C 2, Monks C 2 GTBL B 5, Richmonds B 5 GESM B 2, Rylands A 5 Deaf Social A 2, St Josephs 4 Walkers B 3, Walkers A 5 Rylands B 2.

Division Three: Culcheth Sports A 4 Kings Club B 3, Deaf Social B 3 Irlam Catholic B 4, Kings Club A 2 Roosters D 5, Penketh Cons A 3 Penketh Tavern B 4, St Benedicts 5 Kings Club C 2.