ARROWS MISS THEIR MARK IN CAERPHILLY
‘HOLY’HEAD RISE AGAIN
FALCONS CLIPPED BY WIGTOWN’S FINEST
Week 8 in the British and Irish League has seen one of the most interesting seasons in recent years continue on in fantastic fashion. Opening the week’s sporting events came Falmouth, who whilst expected to put Wigtown hopefuls down instead found themselves on the chopping block with a loss of 520 to 450. Wigtown with a fantastic performance against the League Runners Up find themselves remaining in their fifth spot just beneath the opposition, the gap between them closing with their fantastic play and opening the League up further!
In the rest of the country towards the top of the table, wins for the Pride of Portree and Holyhead have brought a new big three to the top of the table whilst Falmouth are found locked out by their loss to the Wanderers! With the pair of teams winning with huge margins over Puddlemere United and the Wimbourne Wasps – 580 to 230 and 440 to 20 respectively – the top margin of the table has become ever closer, and ever more competitive, with Portree hopefuls looking hungrily towards the Arrows, eager to mark that notch on their belts and make a proper push for Falmouth’s title.
Appleby’s position is hardly helped by a loss to Caerphilly of 440 to 370, surprising fans of the Arrows throughout the country as Caerphilly retain their spot for the price of Appleby losing their lead on first position, with three very potent teams at their heels, hungry for victory!
Meanwhile the Chudley Cannons secure a huge notch in their own belt as they take down the Champions from the season just gone in the Ballycastle Bats as the Bats continue to languish on what seems to be a horrible season for them, losing 300 to 220. Some look to see if they will recall recently transferred rookie Beater Caryxander Mordushku from Japanese team ‘Osaka Shooting Stars’, but other reports say that the Bats are looking for a complete rework to their current team, with a number of their star players approaching the ends of their contract. The top story on the languishing side is that they are looking to go all in on the signing of three players currently playing in the Parisian League in Adam Fletcher – a return to British Quidditch for him – along with star signings in Quincy Villeneuve and Lood Reinach of Paris, all players who are currently performing with flying colours in the French League, with Paris sitting in first place and Agincourt for the first time in their history resting at second place above giants Bordeaux, Provence and Quiberon. Whether the plucky Englishman, the French Captain and the South African Captain would be willing to sign for the side whose quality has been so diminished this season is another question, but as we all know the Bats’ pockets are deep. Who knows what they could conjure up from within!
Elsewhere in the League, Banchory secure a win over the Kenmare Kestrels in fantastic style, soaring out of the relegation zone with a tidy 550 to 380 win that saw the two near neck and neck until the quality of the Bangers – not oft’ seen this season so far – pulled through. Reports from the Kenmare Fan Association states that many fans believe this was a winnable game, and aren’t overly happy at being proven wrong by a very plucky, very capable Banchory team.
And in perhaps the most exciting game of the season so far, Montrose leap to 7th position after a nail biting game against Tutshill, with both teams giving it their all under the pouring autumn rains! Tutshill took an early, roaring lead on Montrose, eventually bringing the points deficit to 130, with the score sitting at a tidy 630 – 510 to Tutshill. Only through a wonderful bit of flare from the Montrose team that set the crowd ablaze despite dreary conditions that ran on through the entire day-and-night long game did Montrose’s Seeker manage to get their hands upon the Snitch, bringing victory to the Magpies. 660 to 630!
Next week promises to be just as exciting, as we see big games between Appleby and Portree, Magpies vs the Harpies and Puddlemere versus Falmouth! Can the Cannons take another scalp and defeat victorious Caerphilly? Can the Bangers continue their great play against Tutshill?! Can the Kestrels gain a win to tide them over from their defeat to the Bangers? And can the Bats finally get in form against the eager Wimbourne Wasps?!
Find out with us next week in Quaffles & Bludgers!