After a low scoring round last week it was anything but today, mainly because when Smith scores we get high scores!
Only singlespeed didn't predict a win - a costly edit as we will find out! Nobody went for 5-1 though but SydneyR was literally seconds away from the score line prediction of the season having gone for 4-1.
Getting Smith as first scorer is therefore what has made the major difference. Varc, kingfisher, e17hoop, ashqpr, jimjams, QPRBex, surrey chad, MCM Hoop, SydneyR, ranger-boy and Rosco Bosco all grabbed the 6 points on offer there.
pamment8, LurkR, kingfisher, QpRsmith and e17hoop went for the very early first goal time.
Only pamment8 thought Leeds would beat Brighton for a single bonus point.
We have a new leader as a result and a change in the top 3 players....e17hoop has cut down a 13 point deficit to now lead by 3 in just 5 matches. I drop to 2nd and Ghost drops out of the top 3 for the first time since match 17, replaced by MCM Hoop who I did mention a few times has been keeping up in 4th for a while now. It is certainly the wrong time for myself and Ghost to lose form with only 8 matches to go.
At the bottom singlespeed has also had a costly dip in form - so costly he now occupies 19th place falling behind Varc and ashqpr who actually also leapfrog qprallan and CutePR who will be having a restless international break! singlespeed was up in 8th just 8 matches ago but the form of those who were at the bottom has been superb and he has been swallowed up!
surrey chad had dropped to 10th 2 weeks ago but is now up again from 7th to 5th, ahead of fellow form player QPRBex only on a higher individual match score. We have a group though from 5th to 12th split by just 8 points - QpRsmith scored a decent 6 and still dropped 2 places and Rosco Bosco scored 9 but somehow stays in 9th place which indicates how fierce that battle is!
12 points for kingfisher ease any wooden spoon fears whilst jimjams and ranger-boy will be happy with their 9 point hauls to have at least a bit of breathing space over those below.
However, I'd go as far as to say that anybody in the top half or so could still win or at least get a medal and anybody in the bottom half could easily end up in the final wooden spoon slot.
A shame we have nearly 2 weeks now before the next match! Don't forget to enter as the match is a on Friday!
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