ON Sunday the Wallasey Federation team came up against old rivals Colne Valley and unfortunately, after a closely fought contest, came off second best.

They did very well in their home game at Higher Tranmere having eight winners and an overall winning score of 220 to 196.

Matthew Gilmore and Phil Lee were the best performers winning 21-07 and 21-08 respectively.

However the away game on the very tricky Crosland Moor green was a different story and the team went down to a defeat winning just three of the twelve games.

The three winners were Ian Sherbrooke, Elliot Potter and Owen Doyle, who top scored with a 21-12 win.

The away match result was a win for Colne Valley by 236- 163.

In the Wallasey Association's Harold Jones Cup played on the Magazine Club's green on Saturday the New Brighton Quarry Vikings 'B' team upstaged their 'A' team to win the Cup with a 289-248 victory.

The 'A' team did all they could but could not overturn the 96 point handicap.

Though the 'B' team 'only' had three winners all the team posted respectable scores and they managed to hold on to maintain much of the lead they had been given.

Their three winning scores by Lee Eccles, Ken Winter and Graham Bunting all came late in the match and were vitally important in enabling them to clinch victory.

It is still early days in the various leagues but already it is obvious that, at the top of the leagues, it is "as you were".

In the Birkenhead and District Evening League last year's winners, Gladstone, have a narrow lead over rivals Tixall with New Brighton Quarry Vikings in third spot.

While in The Afternoon League the two top teams from last yeat, Heswall RBL and Higher Tranmere Vets, occupy the two top spots with the Tranmere team currently having a slight lead.

In both the evening and afternoon leagues the rising Port Sunlight Village and Works teams are in top spot and maybe next year we will see both teams in their respective first divisions.

In the Wallasey Association first division the two New Brighton Clubs yet again occupy the top spots with Queens Royal already having a lead over Quarry Vikings. Sacred Heart lead the way in the second.