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Hockey: Mixed premier league to be decided in two huge games

Fixtures for Saturday, 6 Nov

Rossborough Mixed Premier League

 

11:00 Canaccord Genuity Vikings B vs Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas B @ NSC

12.30 Motorworx Valkyrs B vs Motorworx Valkyrs A @ QEII

14:00 Exceed Business Services Ramsey A vs Cherry Godfrey Castletown Celts @ RGS

14:00 Canaccord Genuity Vikings A vs Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas A @ NSC

 

Rossborough Mixed Division One

 

12:30 Cherry Godfrey Castletown Cushags vs Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas Colts @ CRHS

14:00 Cherry Godfrey Castletown Southerners vs Canaccord Genuity Vikings C @ CRHS

14:00 Motorworx Valkyrs C vs Athena Healthcare Harlequins A @ QEII

15.30 Cherry Godfrey Castletown Cammags vs Exceed Business Services Ramsey Ravens @QEII

 

Rossborough Mixed Division Two

 

11:00 Motorworx Valkyrs D vs Exceed Business Services Ramsey Rookies @ QEII

12:30 Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas C vs Canaccord Genuity Vikings D @ RGS

15:30 Cherry Godfrey Castletown Cosney vs Cherry Godfrey Castletown Carrick @ CRHS

15:30 Canaccord Genuity Vikings E vs Athena Healthcare Harlequins B @ NSC

 

Rossborough Mixed Under 16

 

11:00 Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas B vs Cherry Godfrey Castletown A @ CRHS

12.30 Swales Flooring Harlequins vs Cherry Godfrey Castletown B @ KWC

12:30 Exceed Business Services Ramsey Rogues & Rascals vs Canaccord Genuity Vikings @ NSC

15.30 Ramsey Crookall Cronkbourne Bacchas A vs Motorworx Valkyrs @ QEII

 

Report by Sam Spooner:

 

The Rossborough Mixed Premier League will be decided this weekend with two huge games taking place. Ramsey A will be hoping Vikings A slip up against their arch rivals Bacchas A, whilst Ramsey A welcome Castletown Celts to Ramsey. Although Celts will be by no means a push over it is the northerners who take the favorutes tag. In the Vikings A vs Bacchas A fixture Vikings are the favourites but Bacchas always lift their game for the big occasion and will no doubt present a huge hurdle for Vikings. Even if Vikings lose to Bacchas , Ramsey also need a 10 goal swing in the goal difference stakes so they will be hoping that they can score the goals required as well as Vikings losing goals. One thing is for sure both games are not to be missed. Elsewhere there is a Valkyrs derby between their A & B teams and with the A team out of the title race could their B team spring a surprise and overcome their A team to try and survive relegation. With a superior goal difference the westerners have the edge over their relegation rivals Bacchas B if they can get the two points they require to stay up. Bacchas B meanwhile take on Vikings B who have had huge highs as well as incredible lows this year, beating Bacchas A then losing 12-0 to their own A team but they remain the favourites to take both points on offer against Bacchas B.

 

The big game in Rossborough Mixed Division One now that the title has been secured by Valkyrs C is the relegation battle between Ramsey Ravens and Castletown Cammags. Both sides have played better than their points tally suggests and last weeks surprise results for Ramsey against Castletown Southerners see’s them hold the advantage currently by 1 point. When Ramsey Ravens and Castletown Cammags face off on Saturday it is a winner takes all battle. Any point for Ramsey will be enough to survive another season. There are a number of teams all vying for second place in the form of Harlequins A, who play the champions Valkyrs C, Bacchas Colts, Cushags, Southerners and Vikings C. Valkyrs C despite already claiming the title will be favourites against Harlequins A. Bacchas Colts start as the favourites against Castletown Cushags, however the southern based side are the surprise package of the season and will be going all out to win and despite being Castletown’s 4th team could actually end up beating both their second and third string sides this year. Southerners go into their match against Vikings C as slight favourites but much depends on what sort of side they can field. Despite losing to Vikings C in the Plate it was very much a  weakened side that Castletown had to field due to player unavailability.

 

Rossborough Mixed Division two sees the fight for second place go to the wire as well with 4 teams all competing. Valkyrs D take on fellow second place challengers Ramsey Rookies, whilst Vikings E Take on Harlequins B. All four of those sides still have a great chance of claiming that second place. Vikings D finish their winning season league season against Bacchas C, whilst there is an interclub derby between the two current bottom sides Castletown Carrick and Castletown Cosney.

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