Manningtree A played this evening against Bury St Edmunds B. Both teams were desperately seeking points, but for different reasons. The result was a draw, which leaves Manningtree needing just one point from their final match, against Bury St Edmunds A on 10 April, to claim the league title for the first time. The other five teams in Division 1 are separated by only 2½ points, with the bottom two teams having an extra match to play. Things couldn’t be closer!
The top four teams have one match each to play. Manningtree A are top on 21½ points. Ipswich C are second on 18 points, Bury St Edmunds B have 17 points and Ipswich B 16½. The other two teams, Ipswich A and Bury St Edmunds A have two matches to play, and are both on 15½ points.
The remaining matches, and dates, are:
Tuesday 25 March – Ipswich A v Ipswich C
Thursday 3 April – Bury St Edmunds A v Ipswich B
Thursday 10 April – Bury St Edmunds B v Ipswich A; Bury St Edmunds A v Manningtree A
Manningtree A cannot be relegated, but any of the other five teams could face the drop.