The race for Premier British League glory heats up as Britain’s finest head to Cardiff for the penultimate event of the season.
Following two pulsating weekends, the third consists of just one day’s worth of action ahead of the fourth and final weekend in March. With over half the campaign complete, Sycamore hold a miniscule lead over Urban ahead of Sunday’s action.
Sycamore have lived up to their billing as favourites so far. However, the star-studded line-up of Chris Doran, Paul McCreery, Matt Ware and Kelly Sibley still have plenty of tough battles to overcome, including that of Urban, who have signalled their intentions with the signing of world number 108, Adam Pattantyus.
The Hungarian joins compatriots Daniel Schaffer and Peter Musko to form a formidable line-up that seriously threatens the title credentials of Sycamore and will strike fear into the rest. Urban take on Wymondham and Barrow in Cardiff, whilst Sycamore’s clash with Cumbrian’s Barrow and Drumchapel Glasgow.
With a tough weekend ahead for Joanna Drinkhall’s Barrow, the race for third spot has the potential to take a number of twists. Barrow currently hold a tight grip on the position, but with Greenhouse, Fusion and Ormesby, whose Welsh contingent will have a strong following, hot on their heels the league standings could well paint a different picture by the end of Sunday.
Finally, it’s all or nothing for troubled Wymondham who appear to face an impossible task in their quest for survival. Currently seven points adrift and without a single point so far, Ian McLean’s outfit need a serious turn in fortunes if they are to perform a great escape, with Greenhouse first up for the young outfit. As for Drumchapel, they languish just two points from safety, but with tough games against Ormesby and Sycamore looming, their status as a Premier outfit could well be determined in Cardiff.
Written by Matthew Shaw