British League: Drumchapel put one hand on trophy

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George Pratt (SBL Press Officer)

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Drumchapel continue to march on at the front and now top the league with 19 points after this weekend’s match against Cardiff City.

The rest of the matches went in a similarly predicable way with no major changes in the league table standings.

North Ayrshire lost when they played Ormesby this weekend but were able to apply the pressure and succeeded in taking home two victories as the score finished on 6-2. Craig Hardie and Colin Dalgleish came away from the weekend with a win each when they both played Joe Cope.

Dalgleish came close to winning both his matches, narrowly losing out to Darius Knight in the fifth set (8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 10-12, 11-8).

Ormesby took home the two points, along with man of the match for Fillip Szymanski, who comfortably won both his matches in straight sets against Richard Main (11-6, 11-9, 11-4) and Sean Doherty (11-5, 11-9, 11-5).

The club are now six points ahead of third-placed Fusion with only two matches left to play.

Kevin Dolder was the star player for Halton when they played Fusion at home this weekend, winning both his matches in two exciting five-set battles against Lorestas Trumpauskas (11-9, 12-10, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9) and Joseph Hee (3-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8).

However, these were the only two victories the club were able to gain from this match meaning are yet to break their duck in the league.

Despite those two losses Fusion were able to take the two match points with relative ease. Adeoye Adewale won both matches in straight sets and at just 14 years old, Joseph Hee from Singapore also had a three-set victory against Connor Whitehead (9-11, 7-11, 3-11).

Fusion have now overtaken BATTS in the table after the Harlow club did not feature in the weekend’s fixtures, levelling the amount of matches the two clubs have played.

At the top, Drumchapel’s clean scoresheet remains intact after another victory against Cardiff City. The score finished 7-1 with Drumchapel effortlessly taking each of their winning matches in three straight sets. Once again He Zhi Wen took home man of the match after winning both his matches against David Buck (11-6, 11-2, 11-9) and Daniel O’Connell (11-3, 11-3, 11-2).

Despite the very one sided looking scoreboard Cardiff’s O’Connell took one match for the club when he played against Callum Main, winning in four sets (11-8, 4-11, 9-11, 8-11).

In the absence of any major upsets over the next three rounds Drumchapel have all but won the title, with the top two having two more matches each to play.

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