THE Castle Dark Lords moved into second place in the league this week, thanks to a hard-fought 8-4 win away at the Barry Dock Liberal Club.

The Dark Lords led Libs Rejects 3-1 after the first set of singles thanks to wins from Gareth Foxall, Wayne Hobson and Sean Kelly, before the Rejects evened the scores after winning the opening doubles games.

But The Dark Lords claimed four frames back-to-back when the singles got back underway, sealing the tie comfortably despite the two sides sharing the final doubles games.

Tom Ivins was the Libs' standout player, winning three frames from four, but his efforts were ultimately not enough for the hosts to claim a result.

Millwood Pot Jacks headed to the island to face The Good, The Bad and The Ship where they claimed a solid 8-4 win.

The first half of the match was evenly contested with both teams winning three frames apiece, but The

Ship soon sprung a leak as they went on to lose the next five frames in a row. Simon Moore and Mike Dunn stopped the rot in the final doubles frame, but it was too little, too late for the hosts.

Finnegan's had the unenviable task of playing league leaders Billy United away at the King William IV pub in Cadoxton, and ran their opponents close in an intriguing encounter.

An emphatic first frame win for Harry Asprou was followed by wins for Kane Grindley and captain Ian Doel to give the islanders a surprise 3-0 lead.

The Billy fought back to win the next three frames, levelling the scores at 3-3, before further wins for Asprou and Grindley put Finnegan's back in control.

But again last year's champions would hit back, with wins for captain Anthony Mullins and Ian Roberts swiftly followed up by further doubles victories for the hosts, giving the Billy a 7-5 win.

In the week's other game, The Glenbrook Wanderers earned an emphatic 11-1 win over O'Brien's.

O'Brien's struggled for answers against the precise finishing of the Wanderers' David Jones, Jeff Bartle and Nick Taylor, who all triumphed in all four of their games. Jeff Morgan claimed O'Brien's only point on the night.

The result moves the Wanderers up to fourth place in the league.

The Thursday night pool league are still looking to sign up players of all abilities, and The Baruc Arms are looking for two new players to join their newly formed team.

If you are interested in joining, contact Anthony on 07568 444180, or text Joe on 07870 498738. For more information on the league, follow Vale of Glamorgan Pool League on Facebook.