Zet­land’s plan to claw back Wings’ lead

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY TOM FAR­LEY

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.

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