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Tue, 04 Mar 2014  12:44

No further league titles have been decided this week.  There are still a number of promotion and relegation issues to be decided.

League results for the week ending 28th February 2014.

Mixed League 3

Duncan Lawrie Selborne C 6 Duncan Lawrie Selborne B 14

Another keenly contested match between Selborne's B and C teams, saw a strong B team win. The six hard-fought league points earned by the C team may however yet prove vital. The B team won all the level doubles though far from walk-overs, as Ben Watterson and Paul Griffiths beat Neil Keatings and Chris Ewan 21/18 21/10, followed by Anita Griffiths and Felicia Gawne's narrow 21/15 22/20 win against Renee Michalogiannis and Angela Guest. With Alan Ferguson feeling the effects of recent hard matches, he and Roy Wilson had to dig deep to beat Ray and Neil McMullen 15/21 21/15 21/18. First womens also went to three before Julie Mclean and Susie Stewart beat Liz Creer and Sue Young. At fourth mixed Paul Griffiths and Gawne beat Keatings and Michalogiannis 21/17 21/17 to extend the B team lead, before tremendous efforts from the C team’s Ewan and Guest in a 13/21, 22/20, 21/19 win against Watterson and Anita Griffiths at third mixed.  C team’s Ray McMullen and Young 21/18 20/22 21/18 win  over Ferguson and Stewart at second mixed reduced the deficit. Wilson and McLean beat Neil McMullen and Creer 21/18, 21/13 at first mixed to see the B team end on a high.  RM   
Duncan Lawrie Selborne B 13 Celton Fencibles B 6

Another good win for Selborne B, though once again had to work hard for their points. At second mens Paul Griffiths and Ben Watterson started well for the home team with a 21/9 21/16 win against Ciaran Drew and Mark Quayle, though Caoimhe O'Mahony and Sarah Houghton got Fencibles first game as they lost 20/22 21/11 21/11 to Felicia Gawne and Gill Young at second womens. Selborne's Roy Wilson and Alan Ferguson beat Chris Bulley and Ben Moore at first mens 21/12 21/15, and then Susie Stewart and Julie McLean had a good contest and a 21/18 21/18 win over Fencibles Megan Sands and Roberta Cannell to leave it 8-1 after the level doubles. Although Fencibles did better in the mixed, Selborne's Paul Griffiths and Young won 21/9 16/21 21/15 at fourth versus Bulley and O'Mahony, while Watterson and Gawne lost 16/21 16/21 to Fencibles Quayle and Houghton. Ferguson and Stewart took second mixed in two games, before Selborne’s Wilson and McLean lost to a very determined Moore and Cannell 19/21 21/17 12/21 to keep things interesting in this league. RM

Citywing Vikings B 10 CuPlas St Ninians B 7

This top of the table clash saw league leaders Vikings B looking to reverse their away match defeat to second placed St Ninians B.  The match started well for the home side with wins at second mens and second womens, however St Ninians fought back to win first mens and first womens to even the match 4-4 going into the mixed ties.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the levels results, Vikings again moved ahead by first winning fourth mixed where David Craig and Denise Foxton beat Simon Craig and Lucy Carter 21/11 21/9, then by winning third mixed where Neil and Fiona Brew recorded a 21/12 21/11   win over Andrew Foley and Pat Crease.  The pressure then turned back to St Ninians as both second and first mixed matches took to the court.  St Ninians first pair of Avi Chandarana and Karen Wade beat Sam Mills and Lynda Cadamy 21/18 21/11, but after losing their first game, Vikings second mixed pair of Mark Falconer and Margaret Daughen fought back in a close tie to beat Jonny Tickner and Alison Harrison 19/21 21/17 21/18, securing the win for Vikings. These are important points gained by Vikings - they remain top of League 3 and continue their promotion challenge as the end of the season hurtles into view.  MF

Mixed League 4

Celton Fencibles C 7 RL360 Rushen B 11

Mixed League 5

Tynwald Celts B 14  RL360 Rushen C 3

Men’s League 1

Duncan Lawrie Selborne A 170  CuPlas St Ninians A 252

Men’s League 4

Tynwald Celts A 246  Citywing Vikings B 174

Men’s League 6

PWC Castletown/Abbey C 241   Citywing Vikings D 184

Women’s League 2

RL360 Rushen B 156 RL360 Rushen A 252

Women’s League 4

Citywing Vikings C 246 Tynwald Celts A 184


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