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BSF TENNIS LEAGUE REPORT  -  by Steve Maslivcec (Men's League Secretary)

DAVID LLOYD (CHORLEY) A - BSF MENíS TENNIS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FOR THE SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

David Lloyd (Chorley) A of the Bolton Sports Federation Menís Tennis League have won their sixth consecutive Division 1 title, a massive eight points clear of second placed Chorley A.

Dropping just one point because of a rain abandoned match, David Lloyd Chorley finished off their successful season with a 5-4 win at Markland Hill A.  Mark Swarbrick and Neil Gibson were David Lloydís stand out pairing as they won each of their three sets, dropping just one game in the process. Chorley A finished in second place, three places higher than they did last season, following their 7-2 win against David Lloyd Abitare A. The defeat for Abitare means relegation and they will be joined by Lostock A. Itís a return to Division 2 for Lostock, who have only managed to achieve one league win all season.

In Division 2, Leigh CC are champions, three points ahead of Ellesmere B in second place. Leigh have looked impressive all season, losing just one match, and itís a well-deserved return to Division 1 following their relegation in 2019.  Ellesmere have also played well throughout with nineteen points to their credit.  At the other end of the Division, David Lloyd Abitare B are relegated, together with Tyldesley A.  Both teams could only win one game throughout. Meanwhile, Darwen finished third bottom on ten points and their return to Division 3 never really looked in doubt.

In Division 3, Roe Green A are Champions, with Eagley A comfortably taking second spot. Roe Green won twelve of their fourteen matches and they have shown consistently good form to warrant their promotion to Division 2. Eagley A finished in third spot in 2019, and their eleven wins this season have earned them a deserved promotion. Markland Hill B and David Lloyd Abitare C each achieved seven points, but it was not enough for both of them to be playing Division 4 tennis next season. Lostock B finished third bottom on ten points.

In the fight for Division 4 honours, Hawkshaw B and Winton are promoted back to Division 3. Hawkshaw finished the season four points ahead of Winton, who in turn finished three points ahead of Claremont in third place. Meanwhile at the foot of the Division, Meadow Hill on seven points and Bradshaw B also on seven points, are relegated to Division 5. Barrow Bridge A (ten points) maintain their longstanding Division 4 status despite their 3-6 defeat by Bradshaw in the last match of the season.

In Division 5, itís been a one horse race with Monton brushing aside all opposition to take the title at a canter. The Salford based team have been impressive all season, and with a hundred percent record from their fourteen matches played, they fully deserve to finish the season as Champions. In second place, with twenty-two points, are Eagley B who see a return to Division 4 next season. David Lloyd Abitare D and Markland Hill C end their seasons at the foot of the table with just two points and six points respectively.

In Division 6, Chorley C (twenty five points) have clinched the honours from Lostock C (twenty two points), but it is not good news for Hawkshaw  D (one point) and for Bellingham (five points), both of whom are relegated. Meanwhile, in Division 7 it is good news for new team Astley and Tyldesley B. The Gin Pit, Astley based club have looked strong all season, and their ten wins from eleven matches have won them promotion to Division 6 at the first time of asking. Joining them will be Bradshaw B, who also finished their season with ten wins.  In contrast, Meadow Hill B finished their season at the foot of the Division with just two points.