Handicap League Final Table 2011

Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Against
Points
               
Moray
5
3
1
1
22
18
7
               
Elgin
5
3
1
1
21½
18½
7
               
Forres
5
3
0
2
21½
18½
6
               
Nairn Dunbar
5
3
0
2
20
20
6
               
Nairn
5
1
0
4
17½
22½
2
               
Hopeman
5
1
0
4
17½
22½
2
               

LEAGUE REPORT

AUGUST

Click on SUPER SUNDAY for a report on what happened at Nairn Dunbar on the last day of the season.

Although not playing in either of the last matches before Super Sunday, Moray find themselves strong favourites to take the League Trophy for only the second time. Avoiding defeat against Forres will see them out of reach although, even if they lose, Elgin will require a large win over Hopeman to pip them on a countback...but in sport stranger things have happened!

Nairn Dunbar, the hosts for Super Sunday will hope to get the better of local rivals Nairn to finish in the top three.

JULY

In a season when wins away from home are almost matching the number of home wins, it is Moray who are the team to beat after going to Nairn and coming through, again with a strong performance by the lower order who took all the last three games on the course. Meanwhile Elgin put a severe dent in the Forres ambitions who must now look to get something from their visit to Nairn Dunbar before meeting Moray on Super Sunday.

Moray after another strong performance are on the verge of succeeding Hopeman, their latest opponents, as League Champions following a 6-2 win. Only Elgin and Forress can catch them and even that depends on them winning their respective penultimate fixtures for it all then to rest on Super Sunday.

JUNE

Moray built on their good start with a strong performance at home against Nairn Dunbar. The match was close being level after the first five games but the Moray lower order all took the points to record a 5½-2½ win and move to the top.

Forres went to Hopeman to face the League champions and came away with both points to get their challenge off to the best possible start. Hopeman looked on course for the win by taking 3 of the first 4 games but could only gain one further half point as the Forres tail proved too strong for their hosts.

The following weekend Forres continued their bid to take their first handicap league trophy since 2005 with a stromg performance at home against Nairn as Club Captain Allan Martin led by example at the top of the order with a 17th green win over James Walton.

MAY

Moray visited Elgin in the first match in this years' league and shared the points with their hosts. Elgin took three of the first four games but Moray's lower order reversed that so gaining a valuable away point. The following week Elgin headed for Nairn Dunbar but the home side were in good form and ran out 6-2 winners. Nairn took on the defending champions and like their neighbours across town made home advantage count to join them at the top of the early season league table.