It’s been an early start for the Rabbits team this year with our first fixture at Darlington in mid April.
Bishop were drawn in the Green Zone with long trips away to Ripon, Kirbymoorside and Thirsk & Northallerton. Of the 9 teams in the Green Zone 5 were finalists at Rockcliffe last year so a very competitive league this year, offering a great test for the team....
It was a tough start for Bishop on a rather wet Bank Holiday Sunday, 4 good scores were not enough on a competitive day and Bishop came away in 6th Place picking up 3 points.
Our second game was at Ripon City at the start of May. Sadly the conditions didn’t help much with a strong wind causing problems for a few teams, Bishop had another 4 scores above 30 but sadly the other 4 weren’t enough for the team to close the gap and we finished 7th with 2 league points.
Fixture 3 was Bishops home fixture on Sunday 21st May. The team knew they needed to make home advantage count in order to get back to winning ways and improve our league position. Early scoring was good but as the day went on the scoring from all teams became quite close. The last couple of scores for Bishop made sure we finished 2nd on the day only 4 points behind winners Catterick, disappointment not to win our home game however we return winning ways and a much improved result. One we hope to build on and close the gap to the leaders.
After three games Bishop sit mid table with 12 points, there are 5 fixtures left so long way to go. Our next game is at Houghton le Spring on the 3rd June.
Rabbits Team Captain