SWIMMING: HALTON won their second successive Merseyside & District League Division One gala - at their home venue of Kingsway - leaving them joint top with two events left.
Once again, the home team's relay quartets provided the foundations for victory on Saturday, as Halton took six out of eight medley events and lost just two of the 10 freestyles.
Amy Anderson, Rebecca Reese, Jessica Wainwright, and Nichola Garner gave Halton their first 11/u relay wins of the season in both medley and freestyle.
Stephen Bailey, James Flagherty, David Ulph and Paul Allen did likewise in the boys' events and Amy added the individual backstroke to her tally for the day.
The 13/u girls' team are a strong all-round outfit and this time Louise Wallbank, Katie Holmes, Becky Tomlinson and Robin Bright took both relays.
Louise and Katie won the individual backstroke and breaststroke races.
Adam Eustace, William War-burton, Andrew Matthews and Adam Joseph are difficult to beat and won their relays comfortably.
William went on to take the backstroke and breaststroke individuals before freestyler Andrew destroyed the field to come home in 28.9 seconds.
After losing out to Bootle in the medley relay, the 15/u team of Lucy Myler, Charlotte Joseph, Sarah-Louise Banner and Katie Holmes reversed the result to win the freestyle. Lucy is in great form and won the individual freestyle in 29.8.
William Warburton joined Craig Garner, Shaun Whitfield and Michael Neil to take the 15/u medley relay before making way for Andrew Matthews as the freestylers registered their first campaign win.
The senior girls' team of Lindsay Jude, Katie Holmes, Stephanie Mahoney and Paula Matthews comfortably won their relay events against Bootle. Stephanie won the 100m freestyle in 1:03 while Lindsay was never pressed in taking the 100m backstroke.
A great team performance was rounded off in the girls' freestyle cannon.
Lead-off swimmers Jessica Wainwright and Nichola Garner held their own for Louise Wallbank to build an early lead for Sally Noble.
Lucy Myler stretched the advantage for Sarah-Louise Banner and Paula Matthews before Stephanie Mahoney secured a good win in 1:59.2.
Result: 1 Halton; 2 Bootle & North Liverpool; 3 Liverpool Penguins; 4 Connah's Quay 4th.