Veterans 6-Man League
The 6-Man League Match of the Day was in Section B where the top two teams clashed at Marsh United and a 5-2 win for visitors Golcar Lib means they swapped positions and left themselves 2 points clear at the top. The Skel Windmill derby game went the way of the 'home' team as the 'B' side had a 92-91 aggregate advantage which saw them take the most points 4-3. That was the first of two close encounters in this Section as Clayton West just edged their home match with Golcar C&BC by 87-86 resulting in a 5-2 win for the home team.
Shepley continued their excellent start to the new season with a fourth straight win this time a comfortable 5-2 away win at Longwood. Defending Section A's only unbeaten record they now have a 3 point lead over reigning Champions Netherton Con who moved into second place courtesy of a 6-1 away win at Crosland Moor. Brockholes 'A' with a 5-2 away win at Oakfield stay in contention in 3rd and Thongsbridge 'B' stay in the mix despite being pushed all the way by a resurgent Lindley Lib team before they went down 3-4 (aggregate 84-85). Lindley Lib stay bottom but move level on points with Paddock I&C who who were losing for the fourth time when going down heavily 1-6 at Milnsbridge. The bottom two teams also met this week and it was Meltham who collected the points by 5-2 leaving Primrose Hill Lib without a win and 7 points adrift at the bottom.
There are still three teams in Section C with 100% win records. Holmfirth 'B' continue to lead the way with 21 points adding 6 to their total away at Brockholes B this week. One point behind them is Almondbury Lib who won 5-2 away at Shepley B and they are a point ahead of Slaithwaite who won 6-1 at Hemplow. However, Slaithwaite still have a game in hand over the top two and being only 2 points off the leader sit very handily placed at present. Marsh Lib stay bottom after a fourth consecutive defeat, 2-5 this time by Thongsbridge 'A' but a 87-90 aggregate loss points towards better times ahead. They have already had an aggregate win over the division leaders (Holmfirth 'B' by 91-87) so the signs are encouraging especially in home matches.