15 March 2017
This was the 3rd and final match this season between Limewood’s A and B teams. And maybe their last tangle for some time to come, given the A Team’s promotion prospects.
In each of their previous two encounters the A Team has scraped a win by 3 points to 2. This time it was a more convincing victory by 4 to 1. Team B’s point came from draws achieved by Steve Hodgson and Paul Smith. Team A’s wins were from Bob Maltby and Philip May. Last-minute absence through illness meant Team B were a player short – so a free gift of a point to the A Team there.
Their win takes Team A to near-touching distance of promotion to Division 2. With 3 matches still to go and 6 points up for grabs, they are 5 points ahead of nearest rivals, Pudsey B. One more win will assure them of promotion. Their remaining matches are against the three Rose Forgrove teams, F, D and E in that order.