Teams will return to league duty tonight after the Robert Black cup games. The tie of the night sees a Greenhills derby with Marty Thom's 5th placed Diamonds side taking on 3rd placed Hustlers. Despite the gap in league placings, both teams are level on points, although the Hustlers do have a game in hand. Both teams will be itching to get back on the table, with the Hustlers looking to forget their exit from the RB cup at the hands of the Entertainers, and the Diamonds having had a three week lay off after they were given a bye in the cup first round. Both teams will know that a win is critical if they are to claw back the six point gap from top.
The Murray will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to ten games with a win away to Langlands. They'll know a win will heap more pressure on their fellow contenders with Club 72 and Entertainers sitting out this week, and other rivals Hustlers and Diamonds playing each other.
In other ties, the Hunters will face a tough trip to play the Greenhills, however they will be full of confidence after two wins against the Baptists. Greenhills, on the other hand, will be looking to put their heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to the Murray behind them, however they will no doubt be boosted by their spirited comeback to win the second leg of their tie.
Ospreys will be looking for some revenge over the Tower after being dumped out the cup 10-4 last week, and will be confident of turning the tables with home advantage.
Despite ultimately losing 8-6, the Baptists must be boosted by their closest score to a positive result last week against the Hunters. They face second bottom Shooters this week who are on a 10 game losing streak currently. This will be a real chance for the new team to gain their first points, however also a big one for the Greenhills men to break their skid.
The Cuesters will be on a high after their dramatic penalty shootout victory over Langlands last week, however they face a tough trip to play the Aces. This fixture is a real six pointer with both teams are level on points and trailing behind the pack.
Full fixtures as follows:
Greenhills - Hunters
Hustlers - Greenhills Diamonds
Langlands - Murray
Ospreys - Tower
The Baptists - Greenhills Shooters
Whitehills Aces - Cuesters
Entertainers P-P Club 72