Castlefields seeking win that could clinch title

By Lewis Cox | Bowls | Published:

Castlefields aim to wrap up the Salop Leisure Premier League title in front of their home crowd tomorrow evening – after their flying away form put them in the hot seat.

Castlefields seeking win that could clinch title

Keith Walton’s men welcome Bylet to their Queen Street base where, should they better Sir John Bayley’s result at bottom side Wem USC, they can claim the crown for the first time since 2010.

The Shrewsbury side have won five of their 12 games away from home and Walton marks that as the key behind their success.

Castlefields expect, with a 14-point advantage going into the final two games, to comfortably wrap up the title. “Why we’ve done so well away is the difficult question,” admitted the vice-captain.

“But more often than not we’ve had a fast start, winning two from the opening four.

“That helps you on your way and your momentum snowballs. Our support from the side has been excellent this season.

“If we lose it from here we’ll have played really poorly in the last two games.”

Bylet, who sit second bottom, can secure their safety if they outscore Wem, who need a big win to have any hope of avoiding finishing bottom.

Sixth welcome tenth as Hanmer tackle Chester Road while Hanwood against Bowring sees two of the top six clash.

Burway are visited by third-placed Newport, St Georges do battle at Ifton and mid-table sides Meole Brace and Wrockwardine Wood go head to head.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.


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