Premier British League end of round 11

Sycamore moved one step closer to the title with an 8-0 demolition of London Academy.

With the title in their hands at the start of the day, the league leaders asserted their intentions against a dangerous London side.

With David McBeath nursing a should strain, Sycamore opted to play Adam Harrison as their fourth player, and he duly delivered with a player of the match performance with victories over Anthony Corbin and Gabriel Achampong. Chris Doran, Petko Gabrovski and Victor Gorman also chipped in with two wins each to secure victory.

They are now involved in just a two-horse race with Ormesby, after they defeated Drumchapel 5-3. 

Danny Lawrence produced the goods in the final set, defeating Calum Main 3-1 to secure a precious victory for the host team.

But it was the performance of debutant Filip Szymanski that made the difference for Ormesby, with the Polish star winning two matches, including one win against top 100 player He Shi When, that secured victory.

Szymanski gave Ormesby a perfect start by defeating Chih Wei Yeh, before When defeated Darius Knight 3-1. Gavin Evans put Ormesby back in the lead with a 3-2 win over Main before Drumchapel drew level again when Craig Howieson defeated Lawrence.

Ormesby hit the front for a third time when Szymanski defeated When, but once again the game was brought level as When defeated Evans.

However, Drumchapel couldn't pull it back again as Knight defeated Howieson 3-1 before Lawrence's victory over Main.

It's a defeat that ended Drumchapel's slim title ambitions for another year, with the damage being done in Cardiff last month. The club will reflect on a draw with Kingfisher and defeat to Cardiff as the day they threw away their title chances.

Kingfisher's inevitable relegation was confirmed following defeat to BATTS.

An 8-0 drubbing was hardly a fair reflection given four of the matches went to five, with Tom Maynard losing deciders against Adam Nutland and Johan Hagberg. Peter Cleminson was BATTS' star performer with straight end wins over Marcus Giles, who also lost to five against Nutland, and Rob Gladstone.

Finally, Cardiff City did their survival hopes a great deal of good with a 7-1 thrashing of Fusion.

Although Michael O'Driscoll defeated Gustav Ericson, the new Swedish signing, in five, Cardiff comfortably took the other seven sets, dropping just two games on their way to victory.

That victory pulls them two points clear of London Academy, who sit in the final relegation place, and just one point behind Fusion.

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