C Team climb table, F take derby Honours

Only two matches to report on this week, as the C team hosted Alsager “A” in division 3 and the division 5 return derby took place between the Es and Fs.

The C team have enjoyed January and a win last night moved the team from 2nd bottom to 2nd top of the table ! A solid all round performance saw Rick Renegade and Harry Gardiner pick up full points while the senior citizens Doug Barnett and Dave Price backed it up with draws. With a four week break before they play again, they could easily be back to 2nd bottom as only 1 point separates five teams with Cheddleton C having 3 games in hand.

The F team had a healthy grade advantage over the E team and all results went with the grades for a 4-0 result that reinforces the F team’s position at the top of the table but closely pusued by Cheddleton’s G team who are only 2 pts behind with a game in hand. The F team winners were Lukasz Michalek, Julian Bulbeck, Kobus Nienaber and Phil Wright.

Last week’s report failed to mention the D team’s continued unbeaten run at the top of division 4. A tough match as Stafford was expected and so it proved as the D team were held to a 2-2 draw. Thanks to Neville Layhe and Lukasz Michalek gaining vital wins on board 2 and 3 respectively. The D team have a narrow 2 pts lead at the top of the table with Fenton C and Chedd D in close contention.