Only four fixtures were played in Prem 1 yesterday, but the results certainly made for interesting reading.
Academy’s game at home to Worcester was postponed, and this enabled Grangetown to jump two places to fourth with their fine 42-65 win at Premier Romans – the club’s first ever “double” in the top division.
The biggest surprise of the day came in Hertfordshire, where Turnford took Oldham’s unbeaten record – and in some style too, with a superb 79-48 victory.
Oldham’s defeat gave New Cambell the chance to go level on points at the top of the table … a chance that was duly taken with a comfortable victory at Tameside. However the 39-53 scoreline doesn’t tell the full story as, just ten minutes before the game was due to start, New Cambell had only six players, no coach, no scorer and no bibs!
The other game saw a resurgent Leeds squad claim their fourth win of the season with a 57-44 success over Viper 10 Blades, a result which further extended the gap between the Yorkshire side and the division’s bottom clubs, Worcester and Premier Romans, who have won just one game apiece.
Grangetown will aim to consolidate fourth position when they play host to Tameside this Sunday, and the following weekend New Cambell travel to Oldham for what could well be the division’s title decider.