Report From Paul Eastham:
Last week’s MGS A 13-5 win over their own B team was reversed to 8-10 due to an infringement of the rules. This means that MGS A won’t be challenging for the runners up spot after all. L
MGS B signed off their season with a 6-12 loss at home to Cross Feathers; Hayley Harrison &Rach Coar won 6 games each.
A five sided Cross Feathers then travelled to Springfields A and won that match 7-11 to give the hosts their first point of the season. Nevertheless, despite being given 6 games, Springs still managed to get a game off every team in the division over the season and now go back ‘home’ into division 2. Rachel won her 6 games again to be the LOTM.
St. Andrews A became runners up this week with a 16-2 home win over MGS B….. Well done to them again. 🙂
In their 3rd game in a week Cross feathers then hosted MGS A and were 3-5 down after the levels. They then won the first 2 sets of mixed to go 7-5 in front before MGS stuck back in the 7th to square the match. Both games in set 8 were won by the hosts to go into the final set 9-7 up. The opening game in that was won by MGS, but Cross Feathers won the final game to take the match 10-8 and round off a miserable week for MGS A. My hat goes off to Cross Feathers to play 3 matches within a week and win all 3 of them esp the team that was going for the runners up spot. They still have one match to play and if they win that one they will come 4th in the division… a magnificent achievement in their 1st season within the Mid Lancs League. Rachel was once again one of the best players on the evening alongside Fay Ormesher who both won 5 games.
In division 2, Clayton Crusaders A had a crunch match at home were they needed win to ensure a promotion spot. After the levels they were 5-3 up before upping a gear in the mixed & powered their way through 9 mixed games to give them a 14-4 victory. The max point win indeed gives Crusaders promotion over Hawks C and now sit in joint top spot with their other title rivals, MGS C. Just ‘ONE’ solitary game separates the 2 sides, so next week’s matches are gonna be absolutely vital & every single game is going to be crucial. Ciara Pender was once again the LOTM for taking her 6 games. Well done team!!! J
In division 3, Crusaders B beat St. Andrews C 11-7 to shock the visitors who have already gained promotion, but are still 3 points shy of lifting the shield. Two of the St. Andrews’ team retired hurt during the match to hand the 3 points over to the home side and now must await nervously for their final match at Springfields C were they MUST win that match to lift the shield over current leaders, MGS E.
In 4, MGS F lost 5-13 to the leaders, Evergreens B. The max point win gives the shield to the visitors who have virtually led the division all season. The result keeps MGS on their toes regarding promotion, as they stay in joint runners up spot with Clayton C and just 2 games separate both teams going into their final matches of the season. Darren Clayton & Lee Wigham won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night…. And my congratulations go out to the whole team, well done!
Preston College B were relegated this week with a 5-13 defeat at home to Whittle B. Andrew Garland and Alison Peacock won 5 games each to be the best pair on the night and help keep the team in with an outside chance of promotion.
In division 5, Clayton Crusaders D kept their promotion hopes alive with an 11-7 win over Garstang B. Dylan Butcher & Heath Ntabagara won all of their 6 games to ensure the 3 points went in the bag. The team still need 5 points to gain promotion and have 3 matches still to play in the next couple of weeks.
Evergreens C lost at home to St. Andrews E. In the 7-11 win for the visitors, Jane Godsland & partner Jack Ashcroft won their 6 games to be the beat pair on the evening.