KING OF THE VALLEY (SUN)
Maver NW Red won this curtain-raiser with 11 points, miles in front of Tri-Cast Rochdale on second. They were ably led by Steve Crossley, with the day’s top weight of 8-5-0 off the Copley Bridge section where he took a net of roach on squatt and breadpunch fished at 11m.
Result: 1 S Crossley, Maver NW Red, 8-5-0; 2 D Taylor, Saints, 7-5-0; 3 D Turner, Tri-Cast Rochdale, 6-9-0; 4 R Gardom, Wigan MG, 6-7-0; 5 R Priestley, Maver NW Red, 5-14-0; 6 S Wain, Maver NW Black, 5-10-0.
Teams: 1 Maver NW Red, 11pts; 2 Tri-Cast Rochdale, 26; 3 Wigan MG, 29; 4 Saints, 31.