ALL League Matches finished, very good results for all our teams

It was a really good last “regular” week to the league season. 5 of our 6 teams won their matches and the other one was a draw. In fact the drawn match may well be the best result ever, as that keeps Hove B in the 2nd Division. Despite some people feeling that we had a “poor” summer, in fact there were only 2 rearranged matches still to play – which took a couple of weeks due to the poor weather – one for the 1st team and one for the second!

Many thanks to ALL the team captains for the excellent work this year!

Hove (first team) are comfortably mid table, Tony is very pleased as has not been an easy season, but as usual the team have made some great results.

HOVE A did END UP CHAMPIONS OF THE 2ND DIVISION. What a pleasant surprise for Neil. On account of a twist in the results, and the fact that Hove A won their last match away to Queens B 4-0 we are Champions and have pipped Blaggs and Dyke to the post!

Hove B had a great 2-2 draw against King Alfred to ensure they were safe from relegation! Well done to Andy B and Jacky for getting the first match points, so the rest of the team could relax! Phew! Plus it saves the nightmare scenario of 4 teams on a Tuesday next year. Jason says “Can’t express my thoughts right now  … But absolutely delighted we have been successful in staying in Div 2 … Great achievement and many thanks”

Hove C managed to finish in a good central position as well, after a very worrying (catastrophic?) start. Dave wants to pass on huge thanks for the efforts made over the last few months by all his players.

Hove D have secured promotion this year by a good margin, and can now move up as Hove B are safe to stay on a Wednesday. Mick is very pleased with the way his team has played this year.

Hove E also made a good middle position – Alan gives big applause to the 27 players who were happy to play for Hove E and make it a very good year collecting 70 Points winning 76 Sets to 75 losses so a more than 50% win to loss ratio.

Now it is time to finish off those Tournament matches ready for Finals day on the 6th, enjoy club nights afresh (from 5pm in September) and consolidate any coaching ready for next season!!

We are also looking to make Finals day quite a social occasion – so get in touch for details (if not on Facebook)!

Mick.

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