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Top-half v Bottom-half in Section A

Veterans 6-Man League News

Veteran's 6-Man League Weekly Preview

In Section A this week we have the top five teams playing the bottom five teams which, if results run to form, should see little change in the table placings but it never quite works out like that does it? With Shepley 'A' at the top at present and holding a 7-point lead over both Netherton Con and Thongsbridge 'B' and having home advantage over relegation-threatened Longwood they are unlikely to be displaced from the top spot this week. It is a different story at the foot of the table as the closeness of positions meaning that even in defeat teams can pick up valuable points which could dramatically alter their chances of staving off relegation. Four points separate the bottom 4 teams with Paddock I&C and Lindley Lib having home matches and the better chance to collect additional points which are likely to be key in the end-of-season count-up.

Section B leaders Honley Con have a bye week and are likely to find themselves deposed from top spot as a result. They only have a 2-point lead over Golcar C&BC who have a home match against Clayton West who haven't won an away match all season. The Skel Windmill inter-team derby match offers the 'B' side an opportunity to take closer order on the leaders and possibly overtake them with the ultimate result. The 'A' team are unlikely to do their clubmates any favours as internal bragging rights remain important. Primrose Hill Lib won their first match of the season last week and if they have visions of a great escape then they need to build on that this Monday. They go to play 3rd from bottom Meltham and a win is key if they are to close the gap on their opponents and drag them into the relegation fight. Golcar Lib are right there among the strugglers especially after last week's defeat to the Pip Hill side but they are unlikely to find a Marsh United team in a benevolent mood after their high of last week in reaching the final of the Julie Fuller Trophy.

With Holmfirth 'A' having a bye this week there is the opportunity for Slaithwaite to extend their lead at the top of the Section C table. That lead is already 8 points and with an unbeaten home record they will not be fazed by the visit from 4th placed Hemplow this Monday. Almondbury Lib could overtake Holmfirth 'A' and claim the second promotion place with a big home win over bottom team Shepley 'B' and with their unbeaten home record to protect which should all act as sufficient incentive to stop any complacency entering their form.


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