TWO TITLES DECIDED, THREE TO PLAY FOR IN FNB SUMMER TOUCH LEAGUE
WITH one week of the FNB Summer Touch League left, two of the winners have already been decided.
Lancaster Dam Busters will take the Mixed B trophy and Electric Shocks the Mixed C honours but the winners of Mixed A, the Men’s and the Ladies’ divisions will be decided on the last night.
‘It’s been another great season and it’s good to see that we have three divisions without a clear winner which gives teams everything to play for as we reach the final week,’ said Guernsey Touch chair Katrina Bray.
‘This was the first year that the mixed teams stayed in the same division for the whole season and it’s been a huge success as the teams have had far more competitive games each week. We have seen an increase yet again in the standard of play across all the divisions and we’re thrilled with the way the season has gone as we have had even more players taking part than in previous years.’
Although Concept 360 was the only mixed team across all three divisions to have won all their games at the halfway point, they has since lost two and need to win their last game and hope Source Sorcerers dramatically lose theirs if they are to retain their title. Source has 31 points and a greater touchdown difference and face sixth place Specsavers Sharks in the last week and Concept 360 has 29 points but has a tougher fixture against fourth place PwC. Galaxy Guernsey will finish either third or fourth as they have 25 points, one more than PwC. Martel-Dunn Too and Specsavers Sharks are both at risk of being relegated to Mixed B as they have 17 and 16 points respectively and certain to go down to Mixed B is Martel-Dunn One which has lost every game.
The top three positions in Mixed B have already been decided with Lancaster Dam Busters and Blades being promoted to Mixed A. Lancaster Dam Busters has 32 points having won 10 of its 11 games, Blades is second with 28, and even with a win in the last week will finish on 31, and Collas Crill Pink Sox, who have played all their games, has 25 points. PwC Mixed B has 21 points, three ahead of The Panthers, who are at risk of relegation with 18 points, two ahead of Can’t Touch Liz. Ogiers will find themselves in Mixed C next year as they currently have 15 points.
The Mixed C title has been taken by Electric Shocks who will go up to Mixed B next season as they currently have 24 points with a game left to play. Crazy Horses, Cardiac Action Group and Babbe could all take the other promotion as just two points separates them. Crazy Horses and Cardiac Action Group both have 20 points but Crazy Horses is ahead on touchdown difference and Babbe has 18 points. L’Eree Confidential has 20 points in fifth and Too Fast To Focus will finish their first season at the bottom of the league.
In the Men’s division, where the 12 teams have played each other once over the duration of the season, Concept 360 will be the likely winners as they are two points ahead of Galaxy Guernsey in second and will only lose the title if they forfeit the game.
Concept is the only team to have won every game of the season and have amassed an impressive touchdown difference of 91. They have 30 points and will play fifth place PwC in the last game. Second place Galaxy Guernsey has won nine of its games and has 28 points but has a tough final game against third place Martel-Dunn Too who have 25 points. Source Temp Tigers is one point behind in fourth and one point behind them is PwC. Although Cornerstone Exiles also has 23 points, they are behind on touchdown difference and are in sixth.
Colts is in seventh place having won three and drawn one and one point behind them is Office Solution Gaels. Specsavers Stags also has 16 points but a greater touchdown difference and so is ninth. Mustangs is 10th with 14 points, Electric Shocks is 11th with 13 points and having lost all of its games, Martel-Dunn One find themselves bottom.
In the ladies division, Galaxy Guernsey is almost guaranteed the title despite being currently second. They are just two points behind division leaders Martel-Dunn Too but have a game in hand which is against bottom placed Martel-Dunn One. Spearpoint Amazonians is third with 30 points and one point behind them is Source Seductresses. Hot Panths will finish the 2012 FNB Summer Touch League in fifth place as they have played all their games but have a five point lead on sixth place Specsavers Sirens. Just one touchdown separates Specsavers Sirens from PwC Ladies in seventh and Martel-Dunn One has 13 points.
The final games of the FNB Summer Touch League will be played on Wednesday night at Cambridge Park starting at 6.30pm.
Full results and forthcoming fixtures can be found at www.guernseytouch.leaguerepublic.com