Mulligans Trojans claim first-ever Scunthorpe Pool League title
There was history made as Mulligans Trojans claimed their first-ever Scunthorpe Pool League title in the latest round of fixtures.
They secured the Division One title in convincing style following their 10-2 victory over fifth-placed Broughton Club Pirates. Lakin and Ellis both contributed with braces, as they will contest the individual averages winner title on the final day of the season.
Showman’s Army remain second after beating ninth-placed Showman’s Improvers, who are currently six points adrift from safety. Seventh-placed Beacon picked up a decent draw this week against third-placed Showman’s Fu Cue.
Mulligans Majestic Sausage Dogs’ superb 10-3 win over eighth-placed Showman’s Cobras keeps the hosts on their toes on the final day to avoid relegation, while team KO semi-finalists Showman’s Chaos picked up a comprehensive 11-2 win at relegated Redbourne Mods.
Winterton Jubilee took a giant step towards the Division Two title this week, winning 12-1 in style at Fedoras. The result means just seven frames next week guarantees them the league title.
Messingham Crown all but wrapped up second spot this week after securing a 9-4 victory at their nearest rivals RAOB that keeps the hosts in third spot. Brumby Hall, who remain in fourth spot, will be a second division side again next season following their 8-4 defeat away at Cocked Hat B.
Mill Road Black Cats picked up an excellent 10-2 victory at home to Black Beauty A to likely condemn the visitors to relegation. They could be joined in Division Three next season by Brumby Hall Stars, who narrowly missed out on a draw in their 8-5 defeat to Beacon Rat Outcasts.
Ashby Crown lead the way in Division Three by four frames following their 6-6 draw away at promotion-chasing Mulligans STs. Crown require nine frames in their final match of the season next week at Harry’s Bar to be assured of the title.
Pig and Whistle will hope to throw a spanner in the works on the final day, as they require a big win at home to Cocked Hat, who need a miracle themselves to stay up. This week the pigs picked up a 7-5 win to stay in the hunt.
Harry’s Bar earned a decent 8-5 away win at Old Farmhouse to give themselves an outside chance of a top-two position, while Glenny’s Poachers’ 6-6 draw with Mulligans Tight Rack means the relegation race will go to the wire on matchday 18.
Cocked Hat A faced defeat for the 12th time this season, losing 8-4 to Bottesford Town to likely seal their fate.
Division Four side Showman’s Bandits’ latest 11-2 victory away at Broughton WMC has effectively earned the visitors a third straight league title barring a miraculous final day set of results. It also means the Broughton Club are facing relegation to Division Five next season unless they can pull out all the stops on Tuesday in their double-header against Mill Road.
Dynamites’ 8-4 win against Liberal Club has all but secured them a promotion place, while RHH Hospital Club’s resurgent run during the second half of the season has elevated them into third spot. Their latest draw at Milligans Misfits means they will go head-to-head with Chancel Flyers for third place.
The Flyers earned a decent 7-5 victory at home against ninth-placed Redbourne NnC, who are expected to compete in the fifth tier next season. Redbourne Madness’ 6-6 draw with Chancel keeps both sides fifth and sixth respectively.
Harry’s Bar Harriers’ 16th victory of the season came at home to Mulligans Youth as the hosts carved out an 8-4 victory.
Showman’s Hornets look set for another runner-up spot this season, as their 9-3 win over Beckwood Sex Panthers handed them a big advantage over the visitors in terms of claiming second spot. Black Beauty B scored the biggest win of the week after dispatching Comet 10-2.
The other two matches in Division Five finished level as Ashby Crown B faced Mill Road B and Roxy Rack Em took on Beckwood Bombers as the season reaches its final stages.
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