Finals Night » 7th April 2010
Knockout Cup Final
This year's final was
a showdown between the 2 teams that have stood head and shoulders
above the rest of the League this season, Walpole & Cookley
and Knodishall A.
The first 2 games of the evening
were shared, with one win apiece for each team, but Walpole's
win was 9-1 while Knodishall's was a much closer 11-7, meaning
that Walpole led 16-12 overall, a lead, but hardly a decisive
However the next session saw
Walpole stretch their legs, taking one game 9-4 and the other
by what looked at the time to be a match winning 18-5, taking
the overall score to 43-21 and leaving Walpole with a massive
22 shot advantage going into the final pair of games.
It looked as if it was going
to be too much to ask for Knodishall to get back into the game,
and so it proved. Having won their first game 18-5 James' block
had another impressive victory, this time 13-5, while the other
game finished 5-5.
The final tally was Walpole
& Cookley 61 Knodishall A 31, making Walpole the first team
to take the title 3 years in succession.
Heritage Plate Final
In contrast to the
Cup, this was a much more closely fought affair, although it
might not have looked that way early on.
Reydon were the first team
to draw blood as they took both of the opening games, 10-4 and
a much closer 5-4. Two games in and Reydon already had a healthy
7 shot advantage as they led 15-8 overall.
However that lead was not to
last long as Wenhaston came back to win both of the next pair
of games, 11-7 and 9-6 to tie match 28-28 at the break.
And the match stayed that way
well into the final set of games, with neither team holding much
of an advantage until the second half of the games when Reydon
started to inch ahead.
In the end they won both games
by 6-4 and 7-2 to take the overall victory by a score of 41-34.
As we come to the end of January
we enter the business end of the season. It is time for the next
installment of Jordan's corner but he is too busy to write it.
Having put themselves into
title contention Sizewell B have recently suffered heavy defeats
away to Walpole and away to Knodishall A, realistically making
the title a 2 horse race. Knodishall A continue their devastating
home form and are set to re-write the HCCBL history books with
a record points tally. Walpole are fighting hard to stay in contention
and the title will probably be decided when the teams meet each
At the foot of the table Wissett,
LSMFC and Knodishall B will all need a strong end to the season
if any of them are to avoid the drop. Kelsale are still within
range and will be looking for a few good results to avoid being
dragged into a relegation dog-fight. Reydon's excellent home
form has pushed them into a position well away from the drop
zone. They will now be looking to maintain their position in
the top 4 with Snape hot on their heels and Wenhaston not far
As expected, last season's
relegated sides have made a charge to the top of the table and
are starting to open up a gap between themselves and most other
teams in the division. Riverside do have a game in hand over
the top two meaning they are still strong contenders for a top
3 finish. Orford also have a game in hand and would have to be
considered title favourites as things stand, although there is
a long way to go.
As we enter December and have
just one league game left before the Christmas break it is time
the next instalment of Jordan s Corner.
With some recent good results Sizewell B have pushed their way
to the top of the table, giving them their best start to a season
in recorded league history, Could this be the season that they
break into the top 3 after several seasons of mid table finishes?
Walpole , Snape and Knodishall A occupy 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots
and look to be going along quite nicely at the minute. Knodishall
have 2 games in hand on the leaders but it is worth noting the
old adage Points on the board are better than games in
hand. The three promoted teams are not fairing too well
at the minute but do all have a slight hope of survival at present
with Wenhaston A down there in the mix. Wenhaston will no doubt
be keen to put a run of good results together to haul themselves
up the table.
I am still sure that the title race in the second division this
year is going to be the closest for many a year.
The top four teams are separated
by only 7 points with the top 3 having only 3 points between
them. Sizewell A will no doubt be keen to get straight back to
the 1st Division after last years relegation, this being their
first season outside of the top flight since the 2002/2003 season.
Middleton are still in with a shout at promotion and a good result
in their game in hand will put them right back in the melting
pot for promotion. Amber, Yoxford and Saxmundham have all had
disappointing starts to the season and will be hoping that they
can find some good results to try to catch up with the leading
As my next league round up will not be until the New Year heres
wishing you all a happy Christmas and an enjoyable New Year.
Now that we have completed
the first full month of fixtures it is time for the first league
round up of the year.
Knodishall A raced out of the traps with two 14-0 home wins against
two of the newly promoted teams, giving them a baptism of fire,
and picking up where they left off at the end of last season
keeping up their phenomenal home record. Knodishall A are now
unbeaten at home in over 4 seasons. Wenhaston and Sizewell B
have also made great starts averaging more than 8 a game from
their first 3 games. Of the newly promoted sides the football
club have made the better start picking up 26 points from the
four games that havent involved Knodishall A but I am sure
that Reydon and Wissett will find their feet soon and we could
be in for a couple of shock results later in the season. Last
years winners Walpole and Cookley have played just 2 fixtures
so far leaving them propping up the table. Could there be a shock
relegation on the cards here?
A very close start to the season for the top teams in division
2 with the top 4 separated by only 5 points. I think that this
years division 2 title race could be very exciting. There
was a mixed start to the Season for last years relegated sides
with Darsham heading the table at the end of the month after
4 good results and almost averaging 10 points per game while
Orford, who have played only 2 games, are currently struggling
second from bottom. A big win for Yoxford in their 4 game could
see them close the gap to the top 4 considerably and potentially
make it a 5 horse race for the Christmas lead.