JBL 2014-15 - Round 6 Report

London Academy, EBATT and Wood Green all secured their spot in the top four split of Boys' Premier Division following victories in the opening round of fixtures.

They shall join Ormesby, who defeated Irish Boys 5-1, in contesting for the championship once the league splits into two after the next round of fixtures.

London Academy, were pushed all the way by Wales before eventually prevailing 4-2, with Luke Savill claiming two victories, whilst EBATT cruised to a 6-0 win over Draycott. Meanwhile, Alec Ward's double for Wood Green saw them defeat Bournemouth 4-2.

Girls' Premier Division joint leaders Burton Uxbridge and Ellenborough both got off to winning starts in typically dominant fashion. Both sides won 6-0, with Burton not dropping a single end against BATTS whilst Denise Payet's five set victory over Hannah Lynch-Dawson were the only games dropped by Ellenborough against Munster.

Northfield moved four points clear at the top of Boys' Division 1 after their 5-1 victory over Formby. Joseph Clark and Nuradin Muktar won two each, whilst Matthew Leete won one after a defeat to Robert Barker. Their victory coincided with Greenhouse's 5-1 defeat to Sussex Alliance, with Tom Windram and Daniel Pound winning two for Sussex.

Munster Girls and Bournemouth Sports continued their chase for the title in Girls' Division 1 after respective 6-0 wins over Brixham and Sussex Alliance Girls. Meanwhile, Kate Cheer's double proved pivotal for Draycott Girls 2 as they defeated third placed Wales 4-2.

St Mary's TTC maintained their one point lead in Division 2A with a 6-0 win over Wood Green 2, whilst Division 2B leaders Dublin suffered a shock 6-0 hammering by the league's bottom side London Academy 3, cutting their lead at the top to just one point.

In Girls' Division 2, Fusion still hold their three point lead following a 4-2 win over Ellenborough B. They largely had Sophie Barlow to thank, who won two games.

Ulster and Rasen Racers' chase for the Division 3A crown appears set to go the full distance with just five games separating them. Ulster relinquished their solitary set advantage in a 5-1 win over Greenhouse 2, whilst Rasen thrashed Bankfield 6-0. Meanwhile, the five horse race in Division 3B was cut down to three for now as Fusion and Woodfield lost to Byng Hall and Burton Uxbridge respectively. 

Urban TTC benefited from Cardiff's 3-3 draw with Northfield to move three points clear at the top of Girls' Division 3.  Urban defeated Pudsey 4-2, despite Alice Rice winning two for Pudsey, Talia Banin-Reid was on hand with two victories of her own for Urban.

Ormesby's hunt for the Division 4A title took another step forward with a 6-0 win over Guernsey, whilst Wales B's 4-2 defeat to Horshan Spinners allowed JOOLA Plymouth to move four points clear in Division 4B, they defeated BATTS B 6-0.

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