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Preview Round 17 M2EN

By Peter Ilott

Pete remains four points ahead, so Matt put his predictions in 12 days early to ensure prime pickings.

Melbourne 1s and 2s travel to Matlock this week for matches at 3pm now.

Melbourne will be looking to maintain their performances following a disrupted February and as games are running out quickly. Always a tough and tasty encounter away at Matlock.

Matt has predicted first this week and again has chosen exactly what Pete would have chosen, so the pressure on Pete again after losing 3 last time - Pete is away and enjoying the slopes of Les Arcs - so is his mind focussed or all fluffy and snow like.

Ilkeston v Southwell
We both think Ilkeston should be higher than their league position and are both going for a home win here. Southwell have vastly improved but this seems to be when at home. It would make it interesting if they did upset the odds with Ashby and Matlock needing to keep a very close eye on them and their own form.

Lincoln v Dronfield
Lincoln strong at home but Dronfield are second and on fine form. A great winning run of 5 wins sees Matt pipping Dronfield winning here and Pete bottling it so agreeing with Matts prediction. Boring!

Long Eaton v Ashby
Home win all the way for Pete and Matt.

Loughborough v Ashbourne
Ashbourne won in a high scoring game at home but are now on a poor run of 3 losses. Loughborough are strong at home but too have lost their last couple. 5th v 4th. Matt is going for a home win. Pete agrees but to make it a contest is going to stick his neck out for Ashbourne. Oh how very daring Pete!

Market Rasen v Newark
Neither team in great form. MR last seen at Melbourne. Newark's powerful pack should have enough and both Matt and Pete predicting an away win for Newark.

So we agree on all the games bar Loughborough v Asbourne and Pete only going Ashbourne to be different. Review Sunday or Monday

Updated 09:08 - 3 Mar 2019 by Andrew Jansen

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