British Athletic League – National 2 – Round 3
Bedford Saturday 7th July 2018
|1||Glasgow City AC||369||8|
|4||Rugby & Northampton AC||261||5|
|7||Newquay & Par A||240||2|
|8||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||190||1|
Havering men's British League promotion challenge hangs in the balance after a seventh place finish against much improved opposition at Bedford on Saturday, after the squad was hit by a series of late withdrawals and found top three places hard to come by.
There were just two victories. Grant Twist's 3000m B string win was the only track victory, as Ben Davis's A string PB was only good enough for fifth place, while Emmanuel Quarshie's shot season best took B string honours, with Laurence Goodacre third in the A. Duane Jibunoh's discus runner up spot and Graham Holder's hammer third place were the other best points scorers win the throws events. Shandell Taylor's best result came with his fourth place in the long jump, with John Adekoya was third in the B string. Matthew Agnimel was fourth in the B triple jump, and the field events also saw a debut from 15 year old Peter Brinton-Quinn in the vault and javelin
Track points proved hard to come by. Rob Warner (4th) and Jason Lendon (3rd) scored well in the 'chase, but Elliot Cordery's 800m B string fourth was the only other top four finish as the opposition proved as hot as the heat wave temperatures.
The good news is that the promoted team have secured their place in National 2 division for 2019 but what looked after the first meeting to be a strong chance of back-to-back promotions is now just a possibility. Havering are one of five clubs who will battle it out for the remaining place to join already-promoted Bournemouth who host the final fixture on 4th August.
STANDINGS AFTER Match 3 of 4
|5||Glasgow City AC||13||863|
|6||Newquay & Par AC||13||801|
|7||Rugby & Northampton AC||8||671.5|
|8||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC||7||706|