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It was the week that may well have decided the standings, the Red Sharks and the Angels battling it out for top spot, the Bulls and the Dragons fighting for 4th spot and the Warriors desperately trying to stay on the heals of the leading two sides.

Washington Boulevard Bulls 6-24 Liguanea Dragons

The Bulls downward spiral continued this weekend, this time it was the Dragons who put the Bulls to the sword. Washington have struggled for points for large parts of the season and it would show once more against this week’s opponents, Shae the only man able to make the stripe for Washington this week, Findlay able to convert his effort. The Dragons strike weapon would do it all over again this week, Adrian Hall with his 1st hat-trick of 2018 coupled nicely with two successful conversions taking his points haul for the day to 16, the divisions leading points scoring showing why he holds that title.The Dragons’ Akeem Murray and Ali Allwood making up the remainder of Liguanea’s points as they saw off the Bulls 24-6 and moved to 4th in the RLATG National Club Championship table.

GC Angels 15-34 Duhaney Park Red Sharks

The battle for top spot did not disappoint, the Angels leading the Red Sharks by 2 points going into round 9, the Sharks taking their opportunity to snatch 1st from the Angels. Both sides taking their opportunity to put points on the board with the boot, a total of 3 penalties taken between the teams, showing that neither side was underestimating their opponent and how difficult they are to crack. Shamar Cueary and Romeish Smith crossing for the Angels, Stephen Scott adding to his growing record off the boot with 3 conversions and Chevaughn Bailey kicking a drop goal to make up the Angels 15 points, the Red Sharks having more than enough fire power to overcome the league leaders, Leo Thomas grabbing a double for the Sharks, his tries supported by a try each from; Miguel Facey, Kenneth Walker and Marvin Thompson, Thompson kicking 7 goals in the game to see the Sharks off the field as the new league leaders at a score off 34-15.

JDF Warriors 42-18 Spanish Town Vikings

The Vikings weren’t strong enough to stop the Warriors in the game’s final round, JDF running riot on the scoreboard and on the field, the Vikings once more proving they have points in them against some of the league’s big hitters, defense once more their downfall. Andrew Hylton, Reinhardo Richards and Samoi Smith the try scorers for the Vikings, Raheem Sweeney converting all 3 tries. JDF’s leading point scorer and kicker,Nikolai Kennedy, took his growing total to 72 points for the season with a try and 5 conversions to his name on Saturday afternoon, Griffin Griffiths, Alen Folks, a double for Roland Gray, Roydell Reid, Shaneal Brown and Kemoy Ferguson making up the remainder of the Warriors 42 points, the Warriors currently 5 points adrift of second spot and that all important automatic finals spot.