Week 3 round up and an early look at the league tables

We are now all finding our way in the Summer season after 3 weeks and the early league positions are, in some cases looking a little predictable but across the 6 sections with 56 teams in total only 7 teams remain unbeaten!

Individually we are still awaiting our first  6 of the season I am not sure that this isn’t a first for the league having to wait 4 weeks for the first leg maximum! There were again last week plenty of 5 dolls scored with 11 players falling just 1 doll short of recording the magic 6 against their name! Overall top scorer of the night was Phil Adams from Abingdon Utd@Con Club. Phil hit 12 dolls against Red Lion A and was well supported by teammate Leigh Clapton who weighed in with 11 dolls. Their contribution proved not to be enough though as they went down to their first defeat of the season 4-2 without the missing pair of Dave Dix and Scott Humphries.

Also in the Premier Croft Nomads were way off the pace losing 5-1  at home to The Plum Pudding. Barry Townsend was one of the players who hit a 5 score in the 3rd leg for the Croft  which they salvaged their 1 point from the third leg but the Crofts disappointing first 2 legs scores of 13 and 14 respectively was easily reached by the Plum who recorded their 3rd consecutive win to head section A impressively.

College Oak recorded their first win defeating Berinsfield 4-2 and the Bystander A also recorded their opening victory defeating The Vine Cumnor who had, in their opening 2 games shared the spoils with 3-3 draws so the loss means they  are still seeking  their first win of the season!

To date no team has a maximum haul of points from their first 3 games. Some sides are certainly showing the way, in the F section newcomers Fleur de Leys B have already amassed 16 points out of a possible 18 to lead the way whilst fellow newcomers Horse & Jockey with 2 teams in the E and F sections are both still searching searching for their first points. Time to, as the pub name suggests, get back and land a horse! The Plough Appleton may have set an unwanted record in their match against Fleur de Leys B when they recorded 17 blobs from 24 throws, guess that’s a record no side wants to challenge!

In the E section Marcham Centre A, also newcomers this season lead the way at the moment. The D section is certainly proving to be pretty competitive with 3 teams contesting the top spot all with 3 unbeaten games and only 5 dolls between them so very tight so far between Red Lion B, The Midget and College Oak B. Incidentally the 5 games in that section last week all ended with 6-0 results.

In the C section Abingdon Con Club for whom Mickey Neal hit a 5 last week lead the way and have 16 out of a possible 18 points and in the B section it is Stanford in the Vale FC who have alternated between the A and B sections in the last few seasons currently topping the table.

The surprise packet in the A section are the Plum Pudding which is largely the side who relocated from The Hart at Harwell initially closed earlier in the year. As well as hitting the equal highest leg score they top the table with 13 p0ints ahead of the Red Lion A who have only played two games to date. 

Not surprisingly in the Premier Abingdon Utd/Con Club despite their first defeat of the season last week are still top dogs with 10 points, but with the handicap system it remains very tight in both the Premier and A sections which the handicap system is intended for!

Overall last week 12 of the 26 matches resulted in 4-2 scorelines, 9 in comprehensive 6-0’s, 2 ended 5-1 and 3 resulted in both teams sharing the points 3 apiece.



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