Season Review ....so far!

04/01/2019

Division 1
Fleetwood A go marching on and will surely win their 23rd consecutive title and 44th in total having won all their games so far for a 100% record.
The battle is on for silver with Kingfisher A firm favourites if they gain revenge for their early season defeat to Albany A - a draw would probably be good enough for Kingfisher. Realistically Albany and Poulton A are fighting for the bronze.
As Warton A pulled out at the start of the season this may leave Albany B as the only team to be actually relegated.

Division 2
Hesketh A are heading back to Division 1 after an impressive start which has seen them win all 9 games and establish a significant gap at the top.
Once again the battle is on for 2nd place with Kingfisher B ahead of the chasing pack by 1 point but having played 1 game more than both Pilling B in 3rd and Lids B in 4th.
Lids C are doomed in bottom place and Fleetwood B have a tough task to catch Stanley A who are 4 points better off thanks to gaining 6 bonus points from their 9 games!

Division 3
Hesketh B are in pole position having won 8 and drawn 1 - however Kirkham Charter A are only 4 points behind with a game in hand. Ribby Hall A are outsiders for promotion as they are 9 points off the top though they do have 2 games in hand over the leaders.
Kingfisher C and Kirkham Charter B occupy the bottom 2 positions. Stanley B are still not completely clear as they have only 3 matches left, however 2 of them are against the two teams below them.

Levels
The top involves a 2 horse race with Project 12 in front by 1 point but Warton are favourites as they have played 1 match less.
Albany B have a slender 1 point advantage over bottom placed Warton B but with 5 games left this is too close to call!

Other useful/useless Info

Fleetwood A have the top score of all the teams in the league with an average of 19 games per match !

Hesketh are the most successful club with both their A & B teams top of their respective divisions. Between them they have won 17 and drawn 1 with 0 losses and averaged 18 games per match!

A unique game in the Levels Division occurred when Albany beat Warton B 10-6 as Albany fielded an all ladies team!

Individual performance of the season goes to Nikki Wilford who was POTM for winning all her 8 games despite being on the losing team when Poulton A lost 13-11 to Kingfisher A in a recent Division 1 match.

Comebacks of the season were both in Division 2.
Project 12 beating Lids B 14-10 after being down 4-10!
Stanley A coming from 2-10 to draw 12-12 with Fleetwood B

Most settings so far is 5 in a Division 2 match Kingfisher B v Pilling B which ended appropriately in a draw.

Matches restart on Monday 7th with 2 huge games both at Preesall!
Division 1 2nd v 3rd Kingfisher A v Albany A
Division 2 3rd v 4th Pilling B v Lids B

As a reminder please send scorecards in ASAP (the same night would be great) and remember to copy me in when you send them to Ant.

Happy New Year and enjoy the rest of the season!

Brian
b.m.oakes@hotmail.co.uk