November 16 (ROUND SEVEN)
Round seven took place mid-week, in order to fit in with a very crowded playing schedule for all clubs and players.
Albufeira Cats maintained their excellent table topping form by beating the Tavira Tigers by 83-42 and by eight points to nil. Alvor Greens kept up the pressure however, by defeating the PDF Sinners by 82-30 and also collecting eight points
The third team currently in good form are the Valverde Vikings, who also took the full eight points off the Amendoeira Nuts by 73-30. Alvor Amigos were at home to the Valverde Vulcans and also returned to winning ways by 69-36 and were also the fourth team to take the full eight points on offer.
Alvor Harlequins have been showing good form recently and continued this with a 63-31 home win over the Pedras Panthers. Harlequins took six points to two. Finally, Alvor Gladiators chalked up their third good victory in a row by defeating the PDF Crusaders 66-43 and by six points to two.
November 20 (ROUND EIGHT)
Heavy rain gave way to bright sunshine to enable the matches to be played on Saturday. Greens chalked up their fourth consecutive maximum eight points, this time against the Pedras Panthers by 61-42.
Albufeira Cats however also recorded yet another full house, defeating Alvor Amigos by 86-28, Third placed Valverde Vikings were away to Tavira Tigers and won a close game by 59-50, although they had to share the points four each. PDF Crusaders have careered up and down the table this season and moved upwards again this week by pounding the Amendoeira Nuts 69-35 and taking all eight points.
PDF Sinners were also at home and had a very close match against the high flying Harlequins who managed to win by 53-51 and by five points to three. Finally, Alvor Gladiators recorded their fifth straight victory, defeating Valverde Vulcans by 67-36 and by six points to two.
After a hectic week of play, Cats remain top with 52 points, a single point ahead of the Greens with 51. Vikings are third with 46. Harlequins remain in touch with 42 points, whilst Crusaders improve to fifth on 38. Gladiators also move up to sixth with 34, followed by Amigos with 31 points.
Pedras have 28, Tigers have 21 and Vulcans are on 16 in tenth position. The valiant Sinners edge off the bottom slot, now with 13 points, changing places with Nuts who have 12.
Alan Clarke, League Director