Golcar Lib title bid setback

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A third defeat in their last 5 home matches hits Golcar Lib's bid for the 2021 League title. This latest Section 1 setback came at the hands of Marsh United who collected a 7-2 win to move into contention themselves. The Golcar side now find themselves still in second place but 10 points behind the leaders having played a game more than them. Lockwood Con 'A' continue in their pursuit of a 7th consecutive title with an 8-1 home win over Lindley Lib 'A' and whilst Waterloo and Elland C&BC 'A' both won to stay 3rd and 4th they lost ground on the leaders as both collected 6-3 victories. Things are hotting up at the foot of the table with the bottom four teams playing each other this week and home advantage proved to be everything for the bottom two teams to come out on top and close the gap to safety. With 6-3 wins for Thongsbridge 'A' and Netherton Con 'A' over Meltham 'A' and Crosland Moor respectively who are dragged into a relegation battle now more than ever.


Section 2 leaders Kirkheaton Con had to fight all the way to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches when relying on the aggregate advantage to edge the points 5-4 at home to Shepley. Despite that they extended their lead to 21 points after second-placed Lindley BC 'A' surprisingly lost heavily at relegation-threatened Brockholes 'A'. Broad Oak failed to take full advantage of the top two faltering as they stuttered to a 5-4 home win over lowly Lockwood Con 'B'. Those two results were bad news for the bottom two teams, Kirkheaton C&BC 'A' and Paddock I&C who both lost heavily at home to confirm their status in the relegation places.

Good wins for Lowerhouses and Slaithwaite at the top of the Section 3 table became all the more important as third-placed Holmfirth 'A' lost heavily 1-8 at Lindley Lib 'B' to open up an 8-point gap between the promotion slots and the chasing pack. Defeats for the bottom three teams increased their concern but a 6-3 home win for Marsh United 'B' eased their worries and moved them up a position to condemn Springwood to a bottom four ranking.

The top four teams in Section 4 all had home fixtures this week which they all won but leaders Denby Dale came off worst needing an aggregate score to pinch the points 5-4 against the bottom of the table Kirkheaton Con 'B'. Huddersfield Recreation Club are just 2 points behind the leaders now after a 7-2 win over relegation-threatened Almondbury BC 'B' who now find themselves within range of the bottom two.

The leading trio of teams in Section 5 all won their games this week so no change in the running order but now just a one-point gap between the leaders, the Rugby Club and New Mill 'B'. Although Marsh Lib are 7 points adrift of a promotion place they have the easiest run in of the top half teams so can expect to feature more and more as the season progresses. The allocation of points this week for the bottom two - Broad Oak 'B' and Kirkheaton C&BC 'B' - results in both teams being on 49 points so some further interest in those placings is ongoing. Hemplow's 7-2 away win at David Brown Sports enables them to leapfrog their opponents and so move out of the bottom three.

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