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Rearranged fixtures hit Honley Cons title chances

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

Veterans League

Review of some rearranged 6-Man League fixtures played on Monday 1 August

A number of teams took advantage of a blank Monday to rearrange some fixtures postponed 2 weeks ago during the heatwave.

Those matches involved the top two teams in Division 1 and resulted in a change of leadership as the previous leaders, Honley Con, went down 2-5 at Netherton Con to allow Shepley to go one point clear at the top after winning 5-2 away at Milnsbridge BC.

The only other Division 1 fixture fitted in featured the bottom two teams in opposition with Lindley Lib 'A' throwing themselves a relegation lifeline when beating bottom team Linthwaite Hall on their own green 6-1. That puts them just 3 points behind Longwood and Thongsbridge 'B' but having played one more match than them.

In Division 2 a rare aggregate tied scoreline saw New Mill and Holmfirth 'A' share the best aggregate points (78-78) although having won three of the five matches the visiting Holmfirth team took the 4-3 score and the majority of the points which didn't help New Mill's battle to stay up any favours at all. That setback was compounded by nearest rivals, Lindley Lib 'B', beating Meltham 5-2 which dragged the losers into an increasingly congested relegation battle.

A confrontation of the top two in Division 3 saw the visiting Golcar Lib team strike a savage blow to Almondbury Lib's chances of lifting the Division 3 title after a 6-1 win although the Almondbury do have match in hand although a 7-point gap means they will need a big win in that catch-up fixture to draw Golcar Lib back in range.

Hemplow and Thongsbridge 'A' both keep their promotion hopes alive with good away wins. Hemplow won 5-2 at Marsh United 'B' and Thongsbridge 6-1 at Shepley 'B'.

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