Session 3 of this seasons Junior League was held at MMU this weekend (29th January 2017). As a reminder – session 3 and 4 are conducted as a mini league with the results from session 3 carrying forward to session 4. There is no promotion or relegation between the sessions. With that in mind – the leaders of the five divisions currently cannot afford to sit back, they all have plenty of work to do to win the trophy in four weeks time. The status is shown in the attached tables – in summary
Division 1 – Congleton (6 points) are in a strong position having won all three matches. Helping their cause was a draw between Alsager (3 Points) and Wizards (2 points), so they have points to make up on Congleton next time. Shavington A (1 point) did get a creditable draw against Wizards but sit bottom of the pile at the moment having lost to Alsager and Congleton.
Division 2 - sees Rudheath (5 points) and Canute A (5 points) joint top of the division. They drew 3-3 when they played each other and only 5 individual game points separated them. Canute have slightly more games won in that column so have a slight advantage going in to the next round. Nantwich A beat Canute B to take 2 points forward. Canute B sit pointless at the moment.
Division 3 – is well balanced. Shavington B (5 points) and Shavington C (4 points) are in the top two fighting out a close 3-3 draw when they met. There were only 4 game points between them. Shavington C drew with Alsager B (3 points) to remain a point behind their club partners. Alsager stay in the hunt by beating Nantwich B who are yet to register a point.
Division 4 – has a clear leader in Kidsgrove (6 points) winning all of their matches well. Wizards B (4 points) are providing then with a stern test. The Crosses (2 points) registered a win whilst Wizards C are yet to break their duck.
Division 5 – tells us a similar story in that Weaverham (6 points) lead the way with three good wins but not having it all their own way. Wizards D (4 points) stay in touch whilst Shavington D (2 points) remain outsiders. Nantwich C may have to concede that it is a year of development, but there is yet time!
The results will be available on the web site shortly due to the excellent efforts of Carl McGregor-Ogden. The next and conclusive round of Junior League is at MMU on Sunday 5th March when we hope to see Karl Bergh – Chairman of Cheshire County come along to present the trophies.