Week 13 Report W/E 7th December


Division 1
Albany A kept in the hunt for a top 3 finish after defeating Lids A 15-9. The ladies gave Albany a perfect start winning all 6 whilst the men managed to win 2 games. Lids fought hard in the mixed games losing only 7-5 but Jen Tsang and Will Booth won the final pair for an important bonus point. Both Natalie Appleyard and Jenny Stothard won 7 and Sam Ames won 5 for Lids.

Poulton A and Kingfisher A had another close match with Kingfisher winning 13-11 for the second time this season. As usual Poulton's ladies were unstoppable and won all 6 but in the men's Kingfisher won 5-1 to narrow the deficit to 7-5. Of the next 10 games 6 went to Kingfisher for an 11-11 score line before Linda Franks and Chris Foote won the final set to secure victory! Despite being on the losing team Poulton's Nikki Wilford won her 4 ladies and her 4 mixed with Ant Forrest to be POTM. Luke Bennett won 7 important games for Kingfisher who are now favourites for the runners up spot.

Jenny Stothard and Fran Hellier played well to win their ladies 2-0 , however this proved to be the only games that Albany B managed in their match v Fleetwood A . The current leaders eventually won 22-2. Dave Wiseman won 8 and had the best points difference.

Division 2
Kingfisher B find themselves in joint second after a home win v Fleetwood B by 17-7. The away team were still in the match at 7-5 down after the levels, however Kingfisher proved much too strong in the mixed winning 8-2. Fleetwood miss out on a precious bonus point in their fight to avoid the drop. Lynne Williams once again Kingfisher's star player with 8 games and Nick Metcalf was Fleetwood's best performer with 4 games.

Lids B move up to joint second after a 19-5 win over their own C team who remain in bottom place. Lisa Musson, Helen Miller and James Leigh all won 7. For the C team Jason Lydon had a great match winning 4 of his teams 5 games.

Hesketh A maintained their 100% record and their top spot after an excellent 19-5 win over Project 12 who now slip into mid table. Nicky Johnson won all her 8 games and Jon Jackson won 3 for Project.

Division 3
Bottom club Kirkham Charter B showed a lot of fighting spirit to earn a draw against league leaders Hesketh B who had previously won all their games! The Kirkham team played very well and were thrilled with the result which they could have won - Penny Page and Richard Passcucci were unlucky to lose 2 games to settings. At 10-12 down, Kirkham's Sarah Roberts and Dave MacKay comfortably won the last set to secure the draw and 2 vital points. Best players on the night were Dave and Hesketh's Vanessa Butcher who both won 6 games.

Unfortunately Stanley B took a heavy beating 20-4 against Ribby Hall B as they were one lady down and had to forfeit 8 games. Dave Johnson was on form winning 7 out of 8 games for Ribby who leapfrog Stanley in the table.

Project 12 moved to the top after with a 12-4 away win against Warton B.
Although Jon Jackson was POTM with all 8 games, the star of the match was 17 yr old debutant Stephan Martinovsky from Warton Juniors who won 2 games. Baptism of fire against a strong team! Well done Stephan!