NGL Handicap League

Hellidon Lakes qualified for the Handicap League semi-finals as rivals Brampton Heath missed out on top spot in Group D with a 9-7 defeat at Overstone Park in their last match.
Despite halving games one and three and recording a big win in the final tie, Brampton gave themselves too much to do after losing the other three matches by margins of two, three and four holes.
Farthingstone all-but-mathematically booked their place in the last four by moving into first position in Group C with a 19-6 home victory against closest challengers Northants County.
Although County can still snatch top spot on points difference with a massive win against Silverstone in their last match, any realistic hope disappeared when Farthingstone’s Foster Blockley and Adrian Miller recorded a 11-hole victory.
Wellingborough were unable to complete a perfect qualifying campaign from Group A as the table toppers were beaten 10-4 away to Kettering.
After seven victories from their previous seven outings, Wellingborough made a surprisingly poor start as the home side won the opening tie by five holes and then added another five-hole success in game three.
Wellingborough responded with three narrow wins and a half but it wasn’t quite enough to turn the match around.