As the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League took a week out for cup games Flimby Social ensured they finished top of qualifying group two in the Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy with a 4-3 away win over Workington’s United Club.

Even though the other four teams in Flimby’s group still have one match to play an unbeaten four out of four means not only do the Social side move through to the semis but they also guarantee a last four home tie.

Wins for Paul Vickers (40 break) and Michael Walker took care of the first two for but as Clive Lister, Tony Hindmoor and Andrew Mitchelhill won the next three the United Club were on the verge of victory. A doubles win for Michael Walker and Paul Vickers made it 3-3 and with captain Geoff Banton and David Teasdale winning the decider with room to spare the Flimby side completed a mini comeback.

In the other match in group two Maryport Social A gave themselves a great chance of making the semis with a 4-3 home win over division one league leaders Station Road B, 4-3. The victory sees Social A needing a win over the United Club in their last game to make sure of a last four spot.

In group one, Station Road A made sure they are still in with a chance of qualifying with a 4-3 win over group leaders Workington Veterans Club. Even though the Vets were defeated it means their three wins out of four, plus a favourable 16 frames won in total, will win them the group unless Workington Conservative Club or the United Club can win all seven frames in their last match.

In the final cup match, and the second game in group one, Workington Golf Club kept their semi final hopes alive with a 4-3 over Workington Legion.

However with only one win in three the golfers need to beat Station Road A in their last game and hope Cons slip up against Workington Legion. Phil Sorfleet, Bryan Walker (31 break) and Ian Fulton all won for the golf club in the singles frames with Sandy Smith and Mark Ritson proving victorious for the legion for a 3-2 scoreline. Singles winners Sandy Smith and Mark Ritson teamed up in the doubles to make it 3-3 but with Ian Fulton and Stephen Jackson standing firm in the decider, the golf club nicked it.