With only 2 fixtures played in Division One last week, and with most teams only having one match left to play, Ryde A made short work of second-placed Shanklin Sharks with a surprising 10-0 victory in their second meeting of the season.
Although Shanklin comprised of 3 top quality players in Don Hobbs, Tom Johnson and Mike Bulpitt, they had no answers against Ryde’s Alex Rorke and Scott Lawson who are in a league of their own. Ryde’s Glenn Morley had to fight harder for his victories but overcame his opponents in some tight matches.
|Havenstreet Sleepers||1||Ryde Royals||9|
|Ryde A||10||Shanklin Sharks||0|
Division 2 is looking tighter at the top lately, although Newport Vics C still lead by 13 points over Havenstreet Locos and Freshwater A, who tie for second place at present.
Freshwater scored an unexpected 10-0 victory over experienced Ryde Red Kites, with Lawrence Fo player of the match.
Newport Vics met Havenstreet Locos, who were a player short, but this was still a close match and game of the night was between Dave Newnham and Ian Loosemore, which Newnham won in the fifth set. The match finished 6-4 to Vics.
|Rookley A||6||Shanklin B||4|
|Newport Vic s D||2||Ryde Raptors||8|
|Ryde Rascals||7||Ryde Rookies||3|
|Ryde Red Kites||0||Freshwater A||10|
|Newport Vics C||6||Havenstreet Locos||4|
St Lawrence Lizards took the top spot back from Ryde Revellers after an 8-2 victory over Ryde Regals, whilst the Revellers could only manage a draw against fellow Ryde team, the Rockets, who’s Anna Garrioch was in fine form, winning all her games and taking the doubles with team mate Paul Tucker.
|Ryde Revellers||5||Ryde Rockets||5|
|Ryde Regals||2||St Lawrence Lizards||8|
|Ryde Rustics||2||Ryde Rackets||8|
|Wootton Wombles||8||Ryde Ramblers||2|