Welcome to 2019! The East Leagues are back underway and all our teams are in action this weekend. Good luck everyone! No gags this week (Dry January).
The Nomads had a tricky start to 2019 with an away fixture against the strong Women’s Blues. They are sitting above the relegation zone but things are very tight at the middle-to-lower end of Division 1N, with just 5 points separating the bottom six. This weekend brings a huge home fixture against ninth place Ipswich – six points up for grabs!
The Squandies had a good record up to Christmas and reached fourth place in Division 3NW, although nine points separates them from the top three. They have a chance to close the gap, at home to second place Cambridge City tomorrow.
The Beds have had a remarkable run over the last few games, the only blemish a loss to top-of-the-league Saffron Walden just before the break. They are also up to fourth place and are very much in touch with the top three. They travel to second place Bury St Edmunds for an early morning six pointer.
The Women’s Blues are in formidable Saturday form with five wins from the last five games. They’re in a comfortable second place but need more wins to keep the pressure on unbeaten Dereham in the hunt for the Division 1N title. This week they’re away to Cambridge City.
Credit to the Wandies for sticking with frankly useless head-coach Kieran Gilmore: they’ve turned it around. Some crucial points in the run up to Christmas has seen them break into the top half of Division 1. They will want to keep the momentum with them and push for a higher finish but have a tough fixture this week against a Wapping side only kept off the top spot by goal difference.
The Men’s Blues had an early Christmas present when a draw between Cardiff and King’s College guaranteed the boys the BUCS South Premier B title with three games still to play. That lines up a play-off vs. Cardiff Met to go into South Premier A next season. Things are still wide open on a Saturday though, and some points against top-of-the-table Wapping (who only lost to the boys in the first half of the season) would be a very welcome start to the 2019 campaign.
|Women's Blues||2||WWWWW||Cambridge City 3||12:00||A|
|Men's Blues||4||WWLWW||Wapping 1||14:00||A|
|Bedouin||4||WWWLW||Bury St Edmunds||10:00||A|
|Squanderers||4||DLWLW||Cambridge City 4||10:30||H|