Wistow – Celebrate promotion from division 3
York have wrapped up their sixth successive division 1 title in the FLITL; captain Kathryn Place and Louise Marshman took 26 games in their comprehensive 80-28 win at Wigginton as they claimed the crown with matches to spare. Sofie Woon and Angela Wood were in form as Castlegarth inflicted a heavy defeat on a depleted Pocklington team. Despite an unexpected win against York seconds, Bishopthorpe will now be relegated, though the defeat for York leaves them in deep trouble near the foot of the table.
Three teams are battling for promotion at the top of division 2. Fulford look to be in the strongest position after overcoming Boston Spa, Ruth Painter and Jill McCreedy including a 12-0 in the 76-34 victory. Second placed Rufforth went down to a strong David Lloyd side, Debbie Holman and Helen Larkin teaming up to take 21 games for Lloyd. In form Starbeck are hard on Rufforth’s heals, Dee Nolan and Helen Halsall netted 30 games as they trounced Poppleton 83-25. Castlegarth scraped past Pocklington to ease their relegation worries, leaving Pock and Popp looking likely for the drop.
Dunnington will go up as division 3 champions after Fulford conceded to them. Wistow’s strong second half of the season sees them promoted, Ali Wortley and Lisa Hunter were their top scorers as they crushed Bubwith 88-20 and condemned them to relegation. Jackie Mason and Krysia Clack were undefeated for Bishopthorpe in their 64-44 win over Boston Spa as Bish continue their battle to stay up. Elsewhere Arina Fjordova and Francesca Baker posted 29 games for Knaresborough as they edged a 55-53 win over Copmanthorpe.
David Lloyd and Wilberfoss will be promoted from division 5, who, as champions remains to be seen. Miranda Stephenson and Philippa Ashley impressed with 24 games for Lloyd in their 65-43 victory at Poppleton 3, a defeat which sees Popp return to division 6. They’ll be joined by Fulford who crashed to a 79-29 loss at New Earswick, who’s captain, Maz Broadbent and Lisa Debenham racked up 30 games. Consistent scores from all three Copmanthorpe couples led them to a comfortable 70-38 win in their mid-table clash with Poppleton seconds.
Stamford Bridge will be division 7 champions, Natalie Muir and Angela Rothery only dropped three games in Bridge’s 78-30 triumph over Wilberfoss. Despite falling to defeat at Dunnington, there were encouraging signs for Rufforth as youngsters, Emma Wood and Anna Lewis, aged 15 and 13, top scored for their team with 15 games.
Rufforth youngsters Emma Wood and Anna Lewis