A and B teams (fixture 10)
Both teams played their final matches last Sunday – the A team at home to Stockport B and the B team away to Durham. Although the B team was in no real danger of losing their position at the top of Division 2 (barring an inconceivable disaster) the results of both matches would determine whether the A would leapfrog over Durham into 2nd place.
Last season the B team scored 17 points in the same match and this year in another very even match they went 1 better losing by 18-22 (-3 shots). A couple more shots in the Fours or 5 more in the Triples would have given them the bonus points and evened up the match.
Meanwhile the A team clocked up their 5th win of the season by 24-16 (+52 shots) after it looked as if a bigger finishing margin was on the cards. The Triples and Fours were both dissapointed to lose their final game by a single shot meaning the team finally had to settle for 3rd place in the Division.
Congratulations to both teams but especially the B team who, after their best ever season with 7 wins out of 10 will now be promoted into the top Division next year for the very first time.
The final postions can be viewed on the NESMBA website at https://www.cgleague.co.uk/nesmba/tables.php