Flanagan’s poised to retain title after beating Wanderers

Flanagan's Army beat Wanderers 79-78.

Flanagan's Army beat Wanderers 79-78.

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Defending champions Flanagan’s Army avenged their solitary defeat this season by beating Wanderers 79-78 in Monday’s Five Towns Quiz League top of the table game.

It put new leaders Flanagan’s two points clear of Wanderers.

Flanagan’s now need to beat Railwaymen in the final league match next Monday to retain the championship and stay on course for a league and cup double.

Olde Taverners made certain of third place with a 74-62 victory over RAFA Vulcan Club.

Division Two champions Last Orderd maintained their 100 per cent league record by beating Leading Ladies 82-50.

Last Orders stayed eight points clear of the other promoted team Crofton WMC who won 85-36 at Little ‘Un.

Plough Inn and Rockin’ Gladiators tied for the second time this season when Monday’s match ended 67-67.

The teams drew 63-63 earlier this season.

RESULTS - Division 1: Olde Taverners 74, RAFA Vulcan Club 62; Railwaymen 72, Featherstone Phoenix 62; The Upton Army 61, G-Fivers 55; Wanderers 78, Flanagan’s Army 79.

Division 2: Golden Lion Dudes 65, Kippax Ex-Service 58; Last Orders 82, Leading Ladies 50; Little ‘Un 36, Crofton WMC 85; Plough Inn 67, Rockin’ Gladiators 67.

POSITIONS - Division 1: Flanagan’s Army played 20, won 19, points 38; Wanderers 20-18-36; Olde Taverners 20-13-26; Railwaymen 20-11-22; Featherstone Phoenix 19-6-12; The Upton Army 20-6-12; RAFA Vulcan Club 20-5-10; G-Fivers 19-1-2.

Division 2: Last Orders 20-20-40; Crofton WMC 20-16-32; Golden Lion Dudes 20-11-22; Plough Inn 20-10-22; Rockin’ Gladiators 20-8-18; Kippax Ex-Service 20-87-18; Leading Ladies 20-2-4; Little ‘Un 20-2-4.