Menís Southern League, Woodford Saturday 3rd August 2002

Havering Mayesbrook Menís Southern League team have lost their Division 3 place after placing fourth in the final fixture at Woodford on Saturday.

Team manager Peter Estcourt initially thought that the team had placed 20th in the 25 team division and that the teamís fate rested on the fortunes of the club's British League team at Rugby in three weeks (31 August) which could doom them to relegation from British League Division 4 back into the Southern League Division One, with a ripple effect down the divisions to make way, causing the Southern League team to drop a flight into Division 4.  However,  the weekendís results had gone against the team and on Monday came the bad news of the teamís relegation to Division 4 for the 2003 season, after avoiding the drop for the last few years.

Good field events performances were the order of the day. Multi-eventer Brett Heath provided a welcome boost with  a B javelin win and runners up spot in the shot and discus. There were good hammer points as Kevin Deacon took A string second and fit-again Danny Gamester went one better with a B string victory. Deacon was also third in the B shot while Sam Harrison was second in the javelin & fourth in the B hammer. 

Mark Gardiner showed his injuries are behind him with a long jump runners up spot and added a pair of third placings in the triple jump and 100m. High jumper Mark Connelly also claimed second place points in his speciality.

On the track the highlights came from Rob Warner who again improved his steeplechase PB for second, and was also runners up in the 400m hurdles. The 5000m also provided good points as Tony Collins and veteran Gary Howard both bagged second placings.

Final result:

1st

North Devon

134.5 pts

2nd

Thurrock

128.5 pts

3rd

Metropolitan Police

93 pts

4th

Havering Mayesbrook  

89 pts

5th

Ryston

85 pts

SOUTHERN MENíS LEAGUE RESULTS

EVENT

A STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

EVENT

B STRINGS

Pos.

Time/Dist

100

Andy Green

4

11.6

100

Mark Gardner

3

11.9

200

Andy Green 

4

23.9

200

Russ Middleton

5

25.8

400

Phil Tierney

5

55.3

400

John Hart

4

57.8

800

Neil Collins

5

2:12.7

800

Russ Middleton

3

2:04.5

1500

John Deacon

5

4:26.4

1500

Tony Collins

3

4:57.0

5000

Tony Collins

2

17:31.2

5000

Gary Howard

2

17:34.3

3000 s/c

Rob Warner

2

10:15.1 PB

3000 s/c

  --

 

 

110H

John Hart

5

23.4

110H

  --

 

 

400H

Phil Tierney

4

67.7

400H

Rob Warner

2

66.0

L.J.

Mark Gardner

2

6.00

L.J.

Phil Tierney

5

4.08

H.J.

Mark Connelly

2

1.75

H.J.

--

T.J.

Mark Gardner

3

11.33

T.J.

Andy Tierney 3 10.59

P.V.

--

P.V.

--

S.P.

Brett Heath 2 12.24

S.P.

Kevin Deacon

3

9.31

D.T.

Brett Heath

2

39.52

D.T.

Sam Harrison

4

27.55

J.T.

Sam Harrison

2

49.83

J.T

Brett Heath

1

43.49

H.T.

Kevin Deacon

2

42.94

H.T.

Danny Gamester

1

40.70

4 x 100

Andy Green, Mark Gardiner, Phil Tierney, Jon Hart

5

47.6

4 x 400

Neil Collins, Jon Hart, Mark Gardiner, John Deacon

3

3:47.6