PREVIEW: Whitton set for South East League showdown
This Sunday brings the curtain down on one of the most exciting South East League title races for years, with no more than three teams still in with a chance.
Ipswich Whirlwinds and Ipswich Eagles both have eighteen points, while just two points behind are Hethersett with a match in hand, but with the top three all set to meet one another this Sunday at Whitton, there are few scenarios that could happen.
Last year’s champions are up first when they entertain Hethersett in a 11am start. Victory for the visitors will set up a winner takes all in their second match against the Eagles. A victory for the Whirlwinds and it’s their title for a second consecutive year, this would mean that the Eagles and Hethersett will be battling it out for the runners up spot.
Of course a double victory for the Norfolk outfit will see them crowned champions for the first time since the formation of the South East league in 1999. The outcome of the league is decided by aggregate scores between the opposing teams and at this moment in time the Whirlwinds are in pole position if two teams were to finish on the same points total.
There’s also a Division Two title to race for with Ipswich Eagles needing one more win to clinch their sixth title in a row. The South East Youth league was won by Kesgrave Panthers holding off the challenge of the Pumas and Ipswich.