RYLANDS A have increased their lead at the top of Warrington League’s second tier.

A derby victory against Rylands B means their advantage is worth eight points over closest rivals Walkers A, who climbed to second in the standings after winning 5-2 at Woolston C. Elsewhere Walkers B eased their relegation fears after they beat Richmonds B by the odd frame in seven, while St Josephs moved off the bottom following a similarly narrow success against Monks C.

Penketh Tavern B closed the gap at the top of Division Three after they beat Culcheth Sports A 6-1, but are still 12 points behind leaders St Benedicts.

Woolston B are third aftera 5-2 success at Irlam Catholic B.

Pacesetters Richmonds A lost for only the third time this season, at home to Irlam Catholic A, but still have an eight-points lead over Newton Social B in Division One.

Newton won the game of the night against Irlam Cons, Danny Thomas’ 72 break a highlight of a 5-2 victory.

Warrington Snooker League results:
Division One:
Culcheth Sports B 6 Penketh Tavern A 1, GESM C 2 GTBL A 5, Monks A 2 GESM A 5, Newton Social B 5 Irlam Cons 2, Richmonds A 3 Irlam Catholic A 4, Roosters C 2 Newton Social A 5.
Division Two: Bridgewater Club 5 Deaf Social A 2, GTBL B 5 Alford B 2, Rylands B 1 Rylands A 6, St Josephs 4 Monks C 3, Walkers B 4 Richmonds B 3, Woolston C 2 Walkers A 5.
Division Three: Deaf Social B 2 Eagle Sports 5, Irlam Catholic B 2 Woolston B 5, Kings Club B 1 Kings Club A 6, Kings Club C 7 Roosters D 0, Penketh Tavern B 6 Culcheth Sports A 1.
Fixtures for tonight, Thursday:
Division One:
Alford A v Roosters C, GESM A v Culcheth Sports B, GTBL a V Monks A, Irlam Catholic A v GESM C, Irlam Cons v Alford D, Newton Social A v Richmonds A, Penketh Tavern A v Newton Social B.
Division Two: Alford B v Walkers B, Deaf Social A v Woolston C, Monks C v Rylands A, Richmonds B v St Josephs, Rylands B v Bridgewater Club, Walkers A v GESM B, Bye: GTBL B.
Division Three: Eagle Sports v Kings Club A, Kings Club B v Kings Club C, Penketh Cons A v Irlam Catholic B, Roosters D v Penketh Tavern B, Woolston B v Deaf Social B, Byes: Culcheth Sports A, St Benedicts.