Halifax-Huddersfield win again

The Halifax Huddersfield Union side maintained their fine form this summer with a tremendous 27-9 win away to Teesside at Barnard Castle on Sunday.

However, they stay two points behind defending champions Sheffield who were 21-15 victors against York at Pike Hills.

The top two meet in the final fixture at Ogden on Sunday, September 2 and Sheffield need only six points from the contest to retain the title after Halifax-Huddersfield had two matches washed out earlier in the summer.

SCORES v Teesside - Foursomes: J.Bower & A.Schnacke bt D.Innes & S.Millington 1 hole, A.Shaw & R.Broadley bt A.Gray & I.Stewart 3 & 2, M.Colcombe & D.Stafford bt L.Nixon & J.Connelly 4 & 3, A.Cryer & B.Adamson lost to M.Coupland & J.Austwick 2 & 1, A.Wilford & M.Birkett lost to R.Brown & J.Dixon by 1 hole, J.Smith & B.Tupman bt P.Raine & D.White 3 & 2.

Singles: Bower (Meltham) bt D.Innes 8 & 6, Colcombe (Longley Park) bt Millington by 1 hole, Schnacke (Huddersfield) bt A.Gray by 2 holes, Cryer (Woodsome Hall) bt L.Nixon 5 &4, R.Broadley (Huddersfield) bt J.Connelly 3 & 2, A.Shaw (Bradley Hall) bt J.Austwick 5 & 3, M.Birkett (Halifax) finished all square with D.White, D.Stafford (Todmorden) bt M.Coupland 2 & 1, B.Adamson (Crow Nest) lost to I.Stewart 4 & 3, A.Wilford (Huddersfield) bt J.Dixon 7 & 6, J.Smith (Halifax) bt R.Brown 3 & 1, B.Tupman (Huddersfield) lost to P.Raine by 1 hole.

Order of merit: Schnacke (5 played) 33pts, Colcombe (6) 32, Wilford (Huddersfield, 6) 30, Bower (4) 28, Shaw (4) 28, Birkett (5) 27, Stafford (6) 27, Steve Martin (West End, 5) 25, Smith (4) 25, Cryer (4) 25, Tupman (5) 23, Adamson (Crow Nest, 5) 20 pts, Broadley (3) 20, Michael Murray (Todmorden, 2) 10, Frank Greaves (West End, 2) 8, Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, 1) 6, Adam Walker (Longley Park, 2) 5, Jarred Hazledean (Outlane, 1) 4, Iain Powell (Hebden Bridge, 1) 4, Graham McLean (Meltham, 1) 4.