Town just edge it to seal promotion

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Town B came out on top after a close encounter with much- improved Hawks and the 6-4 scoreline saw them clinch promotion back to Division Two.

Alfie Wright was the star performer, being the only player to record a maximum with Joe Kent getting Hawks’ other point.

Pete Scrivener and Barry Davis won twice and Jim Chatburn once. Scrivener and Chatburn’s straight-games doubles win was enough to claim a 6-4 victory for Town and secure promotion back to the third tier.

Long-time runaway leaders Corby D were fortunate to come away from Rothborough with a share of the points after being 5-2 in arrears after seven games against Phantoms.

For the second week running they had to rely heavily on Liam Pearce for four of their five points with Andrew Dorrian defeating Roger Powdrill to earn a draw. Lee Mordecai and Helmut Salander both defeated Dorrian.

With Town B and Corby D assured of promotion, it now seems likely that the top spot will not be decided until the final game of the season.

Exocets proved too strong for club-mates Gladiators in the all Rothborough clash, coming out 8-2 victors.

Pete Rowbotham scored a triple and Martin Bradford and Will Ravenscroft took the doubles.  Sean Smith secured a good double against higher ranked players Bradford and Ravenscroft.  Gladiators now need a miracle to avoid the League’s wooden spoon.

A draw between Imps and Baptist G always looked on the cards as the lead changed hands four times, Dale Collins being the only unbeaten player and Burton’s other two points coming from Phil Ensor and Jim McNeely.

Max Thorpe and James Smith scored all Imps’ points with two wins and their doubles partnership.