The Super League is finely balanced as the division reached its halfway point in Round Two.
Some surprising results saw Guildford knocked off the top spot for the first time in 18 months while it is tight at the bottom too.
In Division One Headingley maintained their fine form with two victories to stay top.
In the Super League, Bury Kings went top for the first time since 2016 with victories against Guildford Inferno and Leeds Galaxy.
Bury Kings defeated Guildford 75-52, a victory built on a solid defence led by player of the match Abdullah Muhammad.
In Bury’s other fixture they started strongly against Leeds Galaxy, building up a 14 point lead, but Leeds fought back, eventually losing 52-56. Bury’s Martin Wright was named the player of the match.
Guildford have now slipped to second, having won their other fixture 57-40 against club mates Guilford Ignite. Inferno’s Richard Latouche was named the player of the match.
Possibly the biggest shock of the day came when Portsmouth Drakes, who defeated Bury Kings in Round One, were beaten by bottom of the table Guildford Ignite 56-51, meaning Drakes dropped to third in the table. Guilford’s Will Waters, who scored 23 points, was named the player of the match. Portsmouth defeated Leeds 62-56 in their other match. Leeds’ Alex Clarke was named the player of the match.
Guildford and Leeds now both have 9 points, with bonus points potentially being vital in both sides’ bids to avoid sitting at the foot of the table come the end of the season.
Headingley Outlaws are beginning to show the form that saw them win Division 1 in 2016. They added another two wins against Southampton Stags and Leeds Cosmos to remain undefeated.
Headingley were behind for much of the game against Stags, with Southampton being led by James Dale who scored 27 points. Outlaws finally took the lead with four minutes left, winning 52-44. Marshall Thorogood of Headingley was named the player of the match.
Headingley also defeated Leeds Cosmos, 49-42, with Headingley’s Alistair MacDonald named as player of the match.
Southampton Stags sit second having defeated Bury Saints 54-53 in a tight match, with James Dale named the player of the match after scoring 28 points.
Portsmouth Uni Pythons sit third having drawn with Bury Saints 49-49 and defeated Leeds 61-38. In the draw Bury’s Tom Crichton was named the player of the match, while in the match against Leeds Portsmouth’s Matt Harris was named the player of the match.