The third round of the BAL Premiership took place at Sheffield on Saturday, and Woodford’s men’s team went into that fixture in fifth place in the division. Despite a strong effort by the team, including plugging gaps in certain events, Woodford were missing too many of their top athletes to make up ground. On the day Woodford finished 6th, as Birchfield again won with 362 points, from Newham with 318.5, a much improved host club, Sheffield on 294, Harrow 272.5, SBH 272, Woodford 248, Blackheath and Bromley 219, and Cardiff 155. That leaves the League standings with one fixture remaining at Birchfield 23, Newham 22, Harrow 16, SBH 15, Woodford 11, Sheffield 10, Cardiff 6, and Blackheath on 5. Youcef Zatat was Woodford’s only “A” string winner with the day’s best performance of the whole meeting, but there were many other decent performances including personal bests from Ewan Dyer, Eugene Amor-Dadzie, and Ellis Greatrex.
Performance of the day: Youcef Zatat