POOR START TO SOUTHERN LEAGUE CAMPAIGN

Men's Southern League Division 3, Finsbury Park 5 May 2001

An under-strength Havering Mayesbrook AC senior mens team struggled to make an impression in their opening Southern Mens Division 3 match at Finsbury Park on Saturday.

Finishing in 4th place behind London Heathside (the host club), Harrow and Wessex but in front of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow, the teams only two A string victories came from Junior League throwers Andrew Tierney and Kevin Deacon. Tierney won the Javelin event with a 33.63m effort whilst Deacon continued in good form to take the Hammer competition. Deacon also won the B Javelin and Tierney finished second in the B High Jump.

The only other B string success came in the Discus through Shaun Stewart who had a good afternoon with second places in the 100m, 200m and High Jump. Another athlete getting back to his best is Phil Tierney who took second in the 400m.

Other second place points came from Kevin White (Discus) and Pat Gahagan (B 800m). Robert Warner also had a busy afternoon with third place finishes in the 400m Hurdles, Steeplechase and B Triple Jump. In addition, Gary Howard (A) and Tony Collins (B) doubled-up to both take 3rd in the 5000m.

Highlight of the afternoon for the Havering Mayesbrook squad came in the final event with an unexpected but well-earned victory by the 4x400m team. Kevin White and Pat Gahagan ran solid first and second legs to keep the team in contention and Phil Tierney and Shaun Stewart completed the job in fine style.

Sadly, there were too many events uncontested by Havering Mayesbrook and the squad needs strengthening before the next meeting at Norwich on June 2nd.

Final result:

1st London Heathside 130 pts
2nd Harrow  127 pts
3rd Wessex & Bath 110 pts
4th Havering Mayesbrook 80 pts
5th WSE & Hounslow 71 pts

  HAVERING MAYESBROOK RESULTS

 Saturday, May 5, 2001 Finsbury Park

A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist   B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Shaun Stewart 2 11.4   100 Jon Hart 4 13.6
200 Shaun Stewart 2 23.1   200 Jon Hart -- DNF
400 Phil Tierney 2 53.1   400 Kevin White 4 58.5
800 Neil Collins 5 2:13.2   800 Pat Gahagan 2 2:12.4
1500 Neil Collins 5 4:36.6   1500 Gary Norbury 5 5:05.2
5000 Tony Collins 3 17:14.3   5000 Gary Howard 3 18:01.2
3000 s/c Rob Warner 3 10:52.1   3000 s/c --
110H -- 110H --
400H Rob Warner 3 66.9   400H --
L.J. Shaun Stewart 5 5.22 L.J. Jon hart 4 4.63
H.J. Shaun Stewart 2 1.70 H.J. Andrew Tierney 2 1.40
T.J. Andrew Tierney 5 10.24 T.J. Robert Warner 3 10.15
P.V. -- P.V. --
S.P. Kevin Deacon 5 9.10 S.P. Phil Tierney 5 7.22
D.T. Kevin White 2 30.48 D.T. Shaun Stewart 2 26.13
J.T. Andy Tierney 1 33.63   J.T Kevin Deacon 1 31.15
H.T. Kevin Deacon 1 36.15   H.T. --
4x100 Phil Tierney   4x400 Kevin White  
Kevin White   Pat Gahagan  
Andy Tierney   Phil Tierney  
Shaun Stewart 3 48.8   Shaun Stewart 1 3:43.7