Jim Booth's Press Reports from the 2013-14 season:
Southport & District TTL Week 22
Southport & District TTL Week 21
Southport & District TTL Week 20
Southport & District TTL CUPS WEEK
Southport & District TTL Week 19
In Division 3 Formby TTC G closed the gap on Waddington to 7 points, but with only three games remaining, Waddington look set for the title. Formby TTC F look like they have secured 3rd place, whilst there is no change at the bottom North Meols D trail their E team by 5 points.
Southport & District TTL Week 18
Waddington D lead Formby TTC G at the top of Division 3 by 9 points , looking like experience has prevailed over youth, but the young team from Formby has certainly made it a great contest. Third place has been secured by TTC F , who themselves are 18 points clear of the rest. Bottom team North Meols D have got to pleased with their second half of the season, equalling their first half total with four games to go, on 40 points they trail their D team by 5.
Southport & District TTL Week 17
In Division 3, top two Formby TTC G and Waddington D had no game, so it was left to TTC F to consolidate 3rd place ahead of Argyle D , who again extended their unbeaten run to four games with a win result over Southport E.
Week 16 Southport & District TTL
With Formby TTC G’s game been postponed due to player involvement in Finals Night, Waddington D now lead Division 3. Argyle D’s win at North Meols E along with a win and a draw in their previous two games lifts them to 6th in the table, and North Meols D’s recovery continues with a good draw at Southport E.
Both Gunson (Handicap) competitions have done exactly what there about, in giving lower division teams a fighting chance , and the Handicap Committee have made a successful fist of creating many close encounters in both events. In the Gunson Cup, the line up is, North Meols C (Div 2), Waddington C (Div 2), Formby TTC G (Div 3) and TTC B (Div 1), whilst the Plates line up is , Waddington D (Div 3), North Meols E (Div 3), Holy Trinity D (Div 2) and Formby TTC E (Div 2).
Week 15 Southport & District TTL
Division 3 has the best story this week with North Meols D’s first victory, a narrow win over their E team, they still trail by 6 points at the bottom, but it is very encouraging. At the top with Waddington not having a game Formby TTC G took their chance with an impressive win over TTC H and for the time being lead the Division by 1 point, whilst TTC F consolidate 3rd place.
Week 14 Southport & District TTL
A bit of a surprise in Division 3 resulted in Waddington D extending their lead to 9pts, the surprise coming in the all Formby clash F vs G, where the game ended 5-5, cementing the F teams ambitions to finish at least 3rd. With a good win at Southport E , Formby TTC H now move into 4th place.
Southport & District TTL Week 13
Division 3 has a similar scenario to Div.1 where top two Waddington D and TTC G are well out in front. However the gap between the two is now just 5 points, which hopefully signals a close battle through to the end of the season. TTC F seem to have put a deposit down on 3rd place, being 15 pnts clear of 4th placed Southport E. North Meols D still prop up the league, just hope they can muster some luck and record that elusive victory.
The main event in Division 3 did not disappoint, with experience of Waddington D overcoming the youthful TTC G team. It will not be a surprise when these two get promoted at the end of the season, can anyone catch them ? Maybe Formby TTC F , who lead the chasing pack should not be written off. At the bottom North Meols D are still rooted , but with the onus at the club of giving the youngsters/new players a chance then their position is understandable, the only way is up.
Southport & District TTL (sponsored by Merseyrail) Week 11
Last week also saw the 1st round of the Gunson Cup played, a popular competition for the teams of the 3rd and 2nd divisions, as the higher placed teams are handicapped to give the lower teams a fighting chance. The match format consisting of 8 singles of 5 sets, first to 11, with every point counting. Points are pre- awarded to the lower of the two teams and added at the end of the match, highest total points score wins . Winners of the 1st round are as follows.. Argyle D, Waddington B, Formby TTC H, Formby HT B, North Meols C, Waddington C, North Meol A, North Meols D, Southport B, Formby TTC G, Formby HT A, Formby TTC B, Formby TTC D, Waddington A, Southport D and Formby TTC F.
Three Club derbies in Division 1 all produced close encounters, only Argyle A getting the better of their B team. Formby TTC A continue their relentless form. Southport C extend their lead at the top of Division 2, ahead of the closing pack which includes Formby HT C and Waddington C. In Division 3 Paraplegics win over Argyle D move them up to 3rd, but Formby TTC G and Waddington D lead the way. No surprises in the 1st round of the Anon Cup although a very good Waddington D from Division 3 overcame Southport C of Div 2. Two 3rd Division encounters ended in draws being decided on sets won.