After an unprecedented four-way tie, last week Glastonbury were confirmed as
joint-champions of Somerset League Division 3.
With three matches to go the Thorns had given up all thought of the title as they
were four points behind the leading clubs. But, after winning all their remaining
fixtures, an amazing sequence of results among their rivals moved them to the
top of the table.
Then it was discovered that the league tie-break rules, that had worked well for
many decades in deciding the winner when two teams were involved, did not
work if the number was higher.
At the Somerset AGM last week several suggestions were made as a possible way
to decide the issue, but none of these were unanimously agreed as viable.
So, for the first ever time, a Somerset league trophy will be without an individual
name and simply inscribed, "2017 - 4-way tie".
Posted 12 June 2017