The race for the Division One championship provided a thrilling climax to the league campaign. Following the season’s last weeks league fixtures, in which Corus “A” beat Hawarden 23 to 13 and on the same night their club colleagues Corus overcame Caergwrle B.B. 25 to 17, then both the Brigadiers & the Steelmen had tied on 354 points each, although the latter had the edge in both games won as well as the ‘for/against’ statistics. Hence, the final re-arranged fixture between the two teams became the Division 1 championship decider, Caergwrle B.B. beating their rivals by 24 to 17, thereby giving them the title by 7 points, the closest contest the EFTTL has seen for years. Conseqently, the top 4 placings now contest the D.R.Ledgard Challenge Cup, the semi-finals being as follows:-
Caergwrle B.B. v Hawarden
Corus “A” v Corus
These are scheduled to take place week commencing 28th April or earlier if teams agree.
Other outstanding results as follows:-
Corus “B” lost to Hawarden 27 – 7 and Hawarden “A” lost to Corus 25 – 15.
Top players in the final analysis were:-
John Chan (Corus”A”) – 127 / 153
Harold Furber (Caergwrle BB) – 126 / 141
Stuart Hambley (Hawarden) – 111 / 176
John Bowen (Corus) – 100 / 159
Mike Phelan (Corus”A”) – 99 / 141.