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Ups and Downs - end of the season

Ups and Downs - end of the season

Adam Hookway1 May - 06:56
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TJs slipped to defeat at Combe on Saturday and the balls and kit get stored away for a while. But whose up and whose down across the leagues?

The highs and lows of a season can be a rough ride for players, coaches and supporters alike but in most cases it's consistency of performance and results that gets you Up or a lack of it that sees you Down.
TJs finished a credible 5th in National 2 East this season with some notable wins but far too many losses, some by small margins. It will be interesting to see what the Summer brings as Jordan Turner-Hall looks ahead to a first full season at the helm and doubtless a few changes to the playing squad to follow.
Esher were crowned N2E Champions after seeing off the challenges of both Barnes and Dorking. They return to Nat 1 at the first time of asking and it will be interesting to see how they go next term as things can change from success to failure very quickly at times as the final places each season change markedly.
That's all too evident in National 1 where Chinnor have been crowned Champions, and promoted to the Championship, after finishing 8th the previous season. Coming down from Nat 1 are Taunton Titans and Cinderford
Dings Crusaders (N2W) and Rotherham Titans (N2N) are promoted as Champions to Nat 1 along with Esher
Disappearing out of N2E is North Walsham whilst Huddersfield (N2N) and Dudley Kingswinford (N2W) and Newport (Salop) (N2W)also drop out of Nat 2. The latter is the 4th to be relegated from National 2 level as the they had the worse 13th placed playing record which means Worthing remain in N2E for next season
Replacing them are Colchester (R1SE), Havant (R1SC), Oxford Harlequins (R1M), Harrogate (R1NE), Macclesfield (R1NW) and Devonport Services (R1SW) - that should mean that Colchester and Havant join us in N2E next season
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