07 April 2014
One league game to go

With just one game to go, the Legion are heading for another season undefeated, as they completely outplayed second-placed Commodores to the tune of 10-2.
That defeat allowed the Golf Club to move back into second spot, after an 8-4 win over Quoyburray ‘B’.
But it’s only on games difference over the Commodores.
Sanday are clear in fourth place, after beating the Untouchables 7-5.
The Untouchables ‘A’ had better luck, taking all the points with a 7-5 defeat of RBLM and, in the battle for second-bottom-spot and relegation, Quoyburray beat the Murray Arms 7-5 and move above them into third-from-bottom.
So, it looks as if the two promoted teams from last year could both be going down.
Shapinsay are already there, and have still to gain a point, after being beaten 9-3 by the Wanderers.
Meanwhile, it’s all over in the Williamsons ‘B’ League, as the Sands ‘2’ wrapped up the title with a 10-2 win over the Bilco Boys, and will be joined in the top league by the Nomads, who secured second spot with a 9-3 defeat of the Motorhoose.
The Shore slipped up, with a six-all draw with the Legion Arrows, and those dropped points allowed St Ola to move up into third spot, with a hard-fought 7-5 win over Tankerness.
It was a good week for the Likely Lads, as they won their first games of 2014 — two wins — 8-4 over Deerness and 10-2 over the Sands, who also got whitewashed 12-0 by Meadowbank.
A wee note about the Sands ‘2’; they were wooden spoon winners last year, and now, champions this year, so well done to them.
The trophy presentation night is set for Friday, May 16.
180s from Michael Bain, Bruce Moar, Stevie Linklater, Derek Firth, Ivan Leslie, Billy Ward, Leigh Shearer, Kevin Gray, Graham Louttit, Bill Robertson, Michael Montgomery, Brian Murray, Trevor Shearer, Ian Findlay, Roy Foubister, Ray Butcher, Brian Stevenson, Archie Yule, Kenny Gillespie, Brian Moar, and Aaron Mitchell, and two from Alan Gray, and Robbie Stanger.
High checkouts: 100 from Gary Wilson; Brian Moar also had two x 110; 106 Stevie Linklater and Michael Muir Jnr; 113 Billy Ward, Michael Vendy; 115 Scott Walls; 116 Liam Drever, Colin Findlay, Michael Moodie; 118 Malcolm Coghill; 121 Leonard Craigie, Martin Peace; 122 Hamish Baillie; 123 Trevor Shearer; 130 Jamie Drever; 138 Brian Murray; 150 and 161 Robbie Stanger.
That 161 takes Robbie to the top of the table.
There was a 171 too from Eddie Craigie and Ryan Tulloch, and Liam Drever had a 177.
The next cup game is Friday night, in the Legion Club for the Steven Flett Memorial Mixed Doubles. Enter with a partner, and names by 7.30 p.m.
It’s a charity event, with the proceeds going to the Heart Foundation Orkney.
Then, on the 17th, the team will be travelling up to Lerwick for the annual inter-county/league game.
The Orkney boys will be trying to win the match for the fourth year on the trot — a feat they have never done up to now.
The team and reserves have a practice get together on Monday night (14th)  in the Legion at 8pm where the team shirts will also be given out. Please get in touch with team captain Craig Taylor if any players are unable to attend.

Williamsons ‘A’ League: Untouchables ‘A’ 7, RBLM 5; Commodores 2, Legion 10; Quoyburray 7, Murray Arms 5; OGC 8, Quoyburray ‘B’ 4; Sanday 7, Untouchables 5; Wanderers 9, Shapinsay 3.

Williamsons ‘B’ League: Legion Arrows 6, Shore 6; Deerness 4, Likely Lads 8; St Ola 7, Tankerness 5; Motorhoose 3, Nomads 9; Sands ‘2’ 10, Bilco Boys 2; Sands 0, Meadowbank 12; Likely Lads 10, Sands 2.

Friday, April 11: Steven Flett Mixed Doubles, Legion, 7.30 p.m.
Friday, April 18: K-DDL v Shetland, Lerwick.

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