24 May: 3 B&D matches last night, all at RBL Poole, each with a story. Poole E captain Christine Roberts was delighted her team beat Purbeck 2.5-1.5 to ensure B&D 4 safety. Poole C’s 3-1 win against Wimborne C was unfortunately not sufficient to keep them in B&D 2 – leaving captain Tarik to reflect on a season that might have been. And in his report on LMS, Ringwood B Captain Malcolm Day is apparently haunted by the fear of promotion for his B&D 3 table topping team after a 2-2 draw away to Poole D. In an unusual post on LMS, Malcolm has wished Southbourne C success in their crucial match B&D 3 tonight against Bournemouth B!
On the previous evening (Weds) New Milton A secured runners-up place in B&D 2 after drawing 2-2 away to Wimborne C. This New Milton A side were early leaders in B&D 2 with a strong side and looked favourites to secure promotion. But the 2 mid-season losses to promoted Ringwood A dashed their hopes.
The Player Allocation file, under “B&DCL League” and then “B&DCL Season 2018/19” and up to date for matches to 23 May ’19 has been updated and uploaded early. But it will be updated again after tonight’s promotion deciding B&D 3 match Southbourne C v Bournemouth B.