2010/11 EFA League: Old Millhillians win Division 2

The season long duel at the top of Division 2 between North Oxford and the Old Millhillians was finally settled in favour of the North London team yesterday as a 3-0 win over the Old Edwardians at Mill Hill gave them the Division 2 title for the first time in their history.

The OMs have had a magnificent season, winning all eleven matches and dropping only two pairs all year to finish with 31 points out of a possible 33, one point ahead of their Oxford rivals. With a slight sense of anti-climax, the two points needed to guarantee a top of the table finish were won before the start of last night's match as the struggling Edwardians had to concede two pairs. The Millhillians were keen to win the league outright rather than on countback, however, and Joe Coakley and Sunil Tailor duly obliged. The Edwardians didn't go down without a fight, though, as Peter Scholey and Nick Bunyan warmed up for the Veterans Tournament by coming back from 2-0 down to win the third 12-10 and the fourth 14-13 before finally succumbing to the younger home pair 12-8 in the fifth game.

Elsewhere in Division 2, the Ipswichians late season rally stalled somewhat against the Carthusians at Highgate as they were also forced to concede two pairs, although Tom Fletcher and Peter Boughton did manage to win the one pair played, in four games against Adrian Love and Ronald Pattison.