City club cannot catch League pacesetters

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City of Sheffield travel to Hendon, in London, tomorrow to take part in the third round of the British League (Premier Division).

Although below strength in the first two matches, at the halfway mark they are in fourth position.

That means they are safe from relegation but too far behind to challenge Shaftsbury Barnet and City of Manchester for the title.

The League standings presently stand as this: 1 Shaftsbury Barnet 15; 2 City of Manchester 14; 3 Cardiff 12; 4 City of Sheffield 8.5; 5 Enfield and Haringey 7.5; 6 Birchfield 7; 7 Newham and Essex 4 (471); 8 City of Liverpool 4 (462).

Sheffield will be without highly-rated 16-year-old pole vaulter Adam Hague, whose highly successful season continues with a junior international appearance in Mannheim, Germany over the weekend.

Hague won the English Junior title in Bedford recently with a new personal best of 5.30... and it would be no surprise to see him beat that if conditions are favourable.

Barnsley AC stage the Paul Naylor Memorial Open meeting at Cudworth on Sunday.

There is a range of events from under 11 to under 17 with entries available to be taken on the day.

The meeting, at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, starts at 11am.