Animals outclass Mongrels
In a major upset on the verge of the finals at the top of the ladder, the Mongrels were outplayed by seventhplaced Animals.
At the end of the first round, the Animals led 3-2, but by the start of the third and final round the scores were locked at five games apiece.
While in this position it is often the more experienced team that demonstrates the composure and steps up to the plate, that was not the case.
The Animals reeled off four straight games before the Mongrels took the last as they went down 9-6.
The Animals have shown great form lately, and with finals looming it could be perilous to discount them in the race for the B-grade premiership.
The Mongrels’ second straight loss now makes their top spot extremely shaky and opens the possibility they could face The Warriors on their own turf in the first week of the finals.
The Warriors have the easier run home, and while equal in premiership points, trail by only three individual games, which should not be too hard to make up over the last two weeks of competition if they continue with their good form.
In other matches, Taverners have temporarily cemented their place in fourth position with a percentageboosting 12-3 win over the Slayers, while the Warriors beat the Recaholics 10-5, and the third-placed Wreckers had the Punishers’ measure 9-6.
Animals Captain Pennie Coventry.