15 Matches, only 2 away winners

Veterans League

Review of the 6-Man League fixtures played on Monday 13 June


It was a banker week for home teams in the 6-Man League with only 2 of the 15 fixtures played on Monday going the way of the visiting teams. One of those being in Division 1 where Netherton Con won 5-2 at Thongsbridge 'B' which saw them climb two places to 5th in the revised table. Table-toppers Shepley maintained their lead with a 6-1 home win over Linthwaite Hall who remain winless after seven matches. The leaders are only a point ahead of Honley Con who had a 5-2 home success over Lockwood Con but no change in the running order as the top four teams all won their matches.

Brockholes 'A's 5-2 home win over Longwood enabled them to leapfrog Milnsbridge, who lost 2-5 at Crosland Moor, and move up two places to sixth. There are 4 teams in the top division whose names all start with the letter L and those four now occupy the bottom four positions with no change in the running order. It increasingly looks like a contest between three of them as to which will accompany Lithwaite Hall through the relegation trapdoor.


Marsh United 'A' took full advantage of Slaithwaite's bye week to open up a 6-point lead at the top of the Division 2 table. Their position was further strengthened as Clayton West surprisingly lost 1-6 at Meltham and dropped a place to 4th as a result. Great result for Meltham who move off the foot of the table with Skel Windmill 'B' taking over after a whitewash 0-7 defeat at Lindley Lib 'B' who jump two places to 7th meaning that Paddock I&C are now perilously close to the drop zone after a run of four straight defeats, the latest being at home to leaders Marsh United who clocked up only the second away win of the day in the League.


A good home win for Almondbury Lib 5-2 over Marsh Lib saw them jump two places to the second promotion spot in Division 3 replacing their opponents in that spot. Hemplow had a bad day at Holmfirth 'B' going down 1-6 and that was the end of their 5-match winning run and means they drop a place to 4th. Golcar Lib's 5-2 home win over Primrose Hill Lib enabled them to go 3 points clear at the top and at the other end of the table Marsh United 'B' won for the second time this season in the most emphatic style by 7-0 at home to bottom team Brockholes 'B'. That doesn't lift them out of 10th place as Shepley 'B' collected 2 points from their match at Greenhead Park to stay ahead with a better 'Aggregate For' total.


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