With just two games left for most teams, the remaining MHA Hockey League titles are unlikely to be decided this weekend.
It is much more likely that the result of the championship races will be confirmed either mid next week or the following Saturday. One league that could conceivably be decided this weekend is Rossborough Men’s Division 1. If Bacchas B can defeat a brave Vikings C team and Castletown A loses to Harlequins A, then Bacchas will claim the title due to their superior head-to-head record.
But if Bacchas B somehow loses and City A beats Harlequins A, the Southerners will take the wheel for the final weekend.
There’s nothing separating the two teams at the moment with 18 points on both sides, but the Bacchas have a superior head-to-head record meaning the title destination is in their hands.
Rossborough’s Men’s Premier League cannot be decided this Saturday and will go to the wire, but a major step towards the title could be taken midweek when Bacchas A and Vikings A play their postponed match.
Bacchas A are currently two points clear, but if the Vikings win they will move level on points and take the head-to-head record to put them in first place. This weekend, Bacchas A have the easiest game against relegated Valkyrs B, while Vikings A need to ensure they are not distracted when taking on Ramsey A.
Elsewhere, Vikings B travel to Peel to take on Valkyrs A.
Castletown B may sit second in Rossborough’s Women’s Premier Division but remain favorites for the title after taking control of the head-to-head record against title rivals Harlequins. Both of these teams have relatively easy matches, with the bottom two teams in the form of Bacchas B and Valkyrs C taking on the top two this weekend.
With the Southerners’ current game set to be played midweek next week, they could take the top spot ahead of the final round of fixtures.
The closest title race of all is in Rossborough Women’s Division Two with three teams battling it out for the title.
Vikings C are currently top of the standings, but they have just one game left and must rely on drop points from second-placed Bacchas C to clinch the title.
The Bacchas C take on Castletown C this weekend and while the Southerners are quite capable of causing an upset, it is the Bacchas who take the label of favorites and will likely take the league lead this weekend.
The Castletown Colts, who currently sit in third place, could take first place if Bacchas C loses, but this Saturday marks the Colts’ last game where they will face Ramsey B, so they will be watching the results closely the following weekend.
With the current league leaders not playing this weekend, they could see themselves finishing the day in third place.
Rossborough’s men’s second division has now been decided, with Harlequins B claiming the title ahead of the Easter break, while Bacchas Colts also secured second place five points ahead of Valkyrs C.
With very little to decide, you might be excused for thinking that there isn’t much to play for in this league, but all six teams will be fighting for every bit of honor and points they can. get and will be no less entertaining.
England Hockey Championships
11am IoM Women v Liverpool Sefton @ NSC
Rossborough Men’s Premier League
12:30 Valkyrs A vs. Vikings B @ QEII
2 p.m. Ramsey A vs. Vikings A @ RGS
2pm Valkyrs B vs Cronkbourne Bacchas A @ QEII
Rossborough Women’s Division 1
11am Valkyrs C vs. Castletown B @ QEII
3:30 pm Bacchas B vs. Harlequins @ NSC
Rossborough Men’s Division 1
2pm Harlequins A v Castletown A @ CRHS
3:30 p.m. Vikings C vs. Bacchas B @ QEII
Rossborough Women’s Division 2
11am Bacchas C vs Castletown C @ CRHS
12:30 p.m. Castletown Colts vs. Ramsey B @ CRHS
Rossborough Men’s Division 2
12:30 Harlequins B vs. Bacchas Colts @ NSC
3:30 p.m. Castletown Colts vs. Valkyrs C @ CRHS
3:30 p.m. Ramsey B vs. Bacchas C @ RGS
Rossborough Mixed Under 16 2
12:30 Valkyrs vs. Vikings @ RGS
2pm Bacchas A vs. Castletown @ NSC