Sunday, 1 March 2020

Lymphoy Trophy Round 5.2 Results and League Table

Well, well, well!  Brian Fleming has thrown a spanner into the works and no mistake!  Eight ends.  An 18-2 victory.  And the victim was none other than the hitherto undefeated Niall Gunn!  In the meantime, John Steven was racing to an 11-1 win over Susan Kesley's team, skipped by Richie Anderson in her absence.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E F A E
Dave Munro 8 4 3 2 16 2 3 8 2 5 4 3 2 16 2
Shona Watt 4 8 4 4 8 2 3 9 3 6 7 2 4 14 3
John Steven 16 2 5 8 4 5 3 14 3 10 3 5 11 1 6
Niall Gunn 8 3 5 9 3 4 14 3 5 2 18 1 7 3 4
Jenny Barr 4 5 4 7 6 5 6 6 4 4 6 3 4 13 2
Andrew Galloway 16 2 5 14 4 4 6 6 3 7 5 4 2 9 2
Brian Fleming 3 10 2 18 2 7 6 4 4 5 7 2 7 2 4
Susan Kesley 1 11  3 7 3 13 4 5 9 2 5 2 7 2

What does all of this mean?  Well, here is the revised league table

                
Team Played Ends Shots u/(d) Shots scored Points
1 John Steven 5 24 24 48 8
2 Niall Gunn 5 19 10 40 8
3 Andrew Galloway 5 18 19 45 7
4 Brian Fleming 5 19 14 39 6
5 Susan Kesley 5        16 -3 28 4
6 Dave Munro 5 12 -28 20 4
7 Jenny Barr 5 18 -11 25 3
8 Shona Watt 5 14 -25 21 0
With two rounds to go, things have changed a bit and the only team who can rightfully say that it is completely in their hands is Andrew Galloway.  If he wins both his games, he will win the Lymphoy trophy, simple as that.  Why?  Because he plays the two teams immediately above him in the table, teams Steven and Gunn.  Crucially, both teams Steven and Gunn have already played each other.  Even if they each win both their games, the final result will go down to ends, shots up and shots scored.  On that front, John has amassed a fairly substantial ends score.

Brian's win brings him into contention for a trophy and conceivably, he could go on to win the Lymphoy itself, though that might be stretching things a bit.  But consider this:  imagine that Andrew peels both his games; he would move to nine points and John and Niall would also be on nine.  Let's imagine that they lose their other games and that Brian wins both his games - well you see where this is going.  Unlikely perhaps, but entirely possible.  What is the other team in this macabre little dance?  Team Jenny Barr, that's who!  Jenny's last two games are against Niall and John.

Aye, all to play for and no mistake! 

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