The MicroNations League itself was no different – divided between the high scorers (with hat-trick heroes Salah or Mount?) and the damp squibs…
So who was Chelsea and who was Norwich this week? Let’s see…
The New Weddington Isles stay stubbornly stuck to the top of the league with a creditable score of 57 – but how many transfers have they used? Being top is a double-edged sword as you’re the one every is gunning for, and this week the Lundenvic Lions turned up the pressure with a top scoring 67, cutting the gap between them and top spot and leapfrogging Shedingeh into 2nd place in the process.
Shedingeh made a respectable 44 but, still suffering from an average score last week, drop to third place though with Ludenvic still in their sights just 8 points ahead, and a top spot still a possibility.
Fourth place is maybe the biggest surprise – Clare’s Isle of Lithua team who were plummeting in the league have bounced back from 7th to 4th place and a score of 56 – DESPITE having a midfielder who has not played a game all season; if this momentum can be made with 10 men, with a full 11 the team could be a real contender – Clare, if you are reading this, MAKE THE TRANSFER!!
Novascurra Jesters are making the 5th place there own and manage a score of 35 to stay in place as mid-table marvels, as the Lehmark FC Legends plummet past them from 4th to 6th place and disappointing 17 points. [although kudos to Manager Anni Crowhurst, whose Lehmark cricket team is currently leading in the Women’s MicroCricket League!].
However, they are not the only low scorers this week – United Mathisian Kingdom drop a place in the league with a total 18 weekly points before a big gap over the bottom league teams below. Topping these are the Principality of Sealand whose 22 points is enough to earn them a move up to 8th place at the expense of Pike Holy Crusader, whose 10 point wooden spooner sees them drop to 9th.
Also playing the hokey cokey are Espoona and Maslatonia – Espoona keep their heads above water with 26 points and a move up to 10th, dislodging Maslatonia into 11th with their 17 points. Could do better!
And bottom of the league? Yep, you guessed it, our friends at H.E.R. Saints stay put despite an good haul of 30 points which is enough to cut their gap at the bottom from 30 to 7 points – there’s still hope Tony!!
As always to the lower table table teams: DON’T DESPAIR! – there are still plenty of games week to come before the season concludes in May 2022 to make up ground. In this week alone the margin between the lowest scorer (Pikeland) on 10 points and the highest scorer (Lions) on 67 was such that if the scores were reversed Pikeland would be top of the league!!
Okay that’s me for now, next week starts on Saturday October 30th with a few top teams playing lower ones so could be another pointsfest – preview will go out on Friday as always, and we’ll see whether the next round of games are a trick or treat for the MicroNations League…..