Round 2 of the Micro League had us being the hosts and welcoming Carnforth A, Fleetwood A, and Southport A.
We feared the worst with Southport's B team winning the previous round we knew we had our work cut out to get anything out of this gala even with our home advantage (Wonky Ceiling :) )
We weren't wrong either with Southport A leading after 12 events with 11 1st's and a 2nd place giving them a 21 point lead from 2nd place. WOW it must be the sea air :)
Although not to be outdone we were holding our own in joint 2nd place with Carnforth A on 26 points, and fleetwood snapping at our heels on 19 points.
It looked like Southport A were going to walk it so our sights were set firmly on 2nd place, it was ours for the taking but it wasn't going to be easy and Carnforth were going to push us all the way.
That is how it unfolded with Carnforth taking 2nd place by the narrowest of margins (1 point) they were on 55 points us on 54, after 24 events. After 36 events we took a 3 point lead into 2nd place over Carnforth, this was going to the wire.
After a brief fight back from Carnforth to narrow the gap to 2 points, we dug deep to finish strong and finished a worthy 2nd behind Southport A.
What a fantastic swim by all those concerned. Brilliant keep it up everyone :)
Swimming for the A team were:
Not a bad effort considering that a fair few A team swimmers were not available so some had to swim in several more events than usual.
Also a great well done to the Chorley B team taking part in lane 6, you really are pushing for places in the A team with some of your swims eclipsing the others, keep up the training and you'll be there I'm sure.
WELL DONE Everyone :)