Zetland’s plan to claw back Wings’ lead
IN Division One of the Southport and Formby Quiz League and with two weeks of the season remaining, Wings lie four points ahead of Zetland with the two meeting in the New Year.
Wings’ regular match against Shifting Sands resulted in a comfortable 58-29 victory led by
Dag Griffiths 23, Keith Mulhearn 16 and Tom Farley 15 with Jack Gardner 16 leading the reply.
Their rearranged game against Fishermen’s Rest was a close run affair ending in a narrow 44-37 scoreline in favour of Wings with Keith Mulhearn 13, Dag Griffiths 11 and Maurice Wright and Tom Farley, both 10, all making useful contributions and Dave Williams and John Ashcroft, both 12, leading for the Fish.
Led by John Clarke 17, Harry Owen 15 and Mark Halton 13, Zetland found the questions more to their liking with a 54-39 victory over Devonshire Club with John Richards 14 and Steve Wilson 10 leading for the visitors.
Casablanca won 46-36 at Formby Sports and they now share third place.
Bill Thomas 17 and Dave Dutton 15 led for Casablanca and Sheila Tickle 17 and Gary Buxton 10 for their local rivals.
Dismounted and E Street Band shared the first draw of the season in the division with the latter making up a deficit of three points in the last round.
Mike Williams 14 led for the Thornton side and Alan Wright 13 and Geoff Hedley 10 for the visitors.
In Division Two, of the four teams leading on 18 points, only Mixed Blues improved their promotion prospects with Exams and Quads losing and Vikings not having a match.
In their match at Mixed Blues, Exams led after three rounds but the home side won the next 9-3 and maintained the lead to finish narrowly ahead at 41-39 led by good scoring from Claire Newbery 15 and Bill Morris 14 with Dermot Williams 12 and Jim Quigley 11 leading for the visitors.
St Jeromes began badly at home to Quads but pulled off a fine 39-31 victory led by Sue Ford 15 and John Hoyle 13 with Richard Farbon 12 leading for Quads.
Led by Margaret Copplestone 16 and Nick Aindow 12, Formby Pavilion won the second half of their match with MPs by eight to finish 37-33 ahead with Ann Evans 15 leading for the visitors.
Southport FC were never headed at ExPats and finished 36-23 ahead led by Geoff Wilde 16 and Mick Hopkins 10 with Don Hobson 12 leading for the home side.