League Report 10/02/2011

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Mebs Virani
Sat 12 Feb '11 @ 3:39pm


Premier division leaders,Herne Bay A,marched relentlessly to their 13th win of the season,sweeping aside Choughs A 9-0 in their quest for the title.
Their last four games have yielded 34 out of 36 points and sees them 29 points clear of immediate contenders,Hoath B.
The meeting of these two sides in early January saw Bay drop two points in a 7-2 win,while Hoath have taken 28 points in the last 5 games,losing to Bay A and losing 3-6 to Hoath A.This match saw a brilliant performance from Mike Howard of the B side,winning all his games including a fine 3-1 win over Ian Mileham.
Howard maintained his winning streak against Heron A,but needed 5 sets to beat both Dianne Pearce and Christian Hanys in his side’s 7-2 win.
Third place,Choughs A,have seen their challenge wane after taking just 14 points in their last 4 games. Ashleigh Shaw was in superb form against Iron Room A,winning all 3 but his side could only manage a 5-4 win.Choughs repeated this scoreline against Hoath C but Shaw lost against Mebs Virani,who went onto complete a treble with a 3-1 win over Ian Cooke and a close 3-2 win over Paul Waumsley.
Current champions,Hoath A,are in 4th place but have played 5 games less than the leaders and are 44 points behind.They have played only two games this year,their recent one being against Herne Bay B.Barry Chapman led the way for his side’s 7-2 win that included a tough 3-2 win over Peter Roberts,but Hoath face a stiff task of winning all their outstanding 5 games 9-0 if they are to catch Bay A up.
Iron Room A have begun to move up the table after the return of Paul Morford from injury. He has featured significantly in their 5-4 win over Heron A and the 7-2 win over Rough Common,but two 4-5 losses has put the brake on their resurgence.With two games in hand over the teams immediately above them they are looking more likely to finish in the top half of the table.
The fight for survival in the Premier now embraces a possible four teams. Rough Common are firmly entrenched at the bottom with just one win in the second half,seven points adrift of Iron Room A,while Faversham A are a point ahead of Iron Room A but played two more games. Faversham did well to beat Heron A 6-3 in January but a heavy 0-9 defeat against Hoath B and a 4-5defeat against Herne Bay B sees them in the danger zone for relegation.
Heron A are 2 points above Faversham but face tough remaining fixtures,having lost both of their second half games played so far.
A point above Heron but played a game more are Hoath C. With just one win in this half they have yet to play Heron A and Faversham A twice out of their remaining fixtures and the results of these games could determine the relegation issue outcome.

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