As the season draws to a close, the pressures of this tight division is starting to take its toll on the teams vying for promotion. With only the league champions progressing to playoffs, it could not be much closer.
This week saw the final round of planned fixtures, with only re-arranged games to go, positions 3 to 12 were confirmed. Slazengers despite an excellent result last week, will be hoping that one of the teams gets successfully through playoffs to stop their pending relegation.
Adel travelled to Huddersfield, looking to maintain their single point advantage at the top of the league, Huddersfield, would look to avenge their 5-0 defeat at Church Lane. What unfolded would be a great game for the neutral, plenty of action, plenty of goals and contentious moments. Huddersfield coming out on top of a seven goal game 4-3. Whilst Adel may feel a little hard done by in moments, Huddersfield never trailed for the full duration of the game, and found the winning goal with a few minutes left on the clock. The first team to put four goals past the league’s tightest defence, and credit is very much due.
Flashes of the Adel play that had seen them unbeaten in twelve before this fixture were on show, however they will look to improve for the next games.
The simple equation, two wins from the last two games will make Leeds Adel champions and playoff contenders. The last two games played over the weekend of 21st March, Saturday away to fellow contenders Ben Rhydding and a late Sunday fixture at Hallam. Both games of equal importance.
Team: McCall, Barson, Love, Warburton, Henry, Hopper, H Goacher, A Blyth, Hesselwood, Smith, Parson, Wright, C Goacher, K Blyth
Goals: K Blyth, Hesselwood, Smith