Last two places for Match This qualifiers decided

The final two places in next month’s Maver Mega Match This event were settled at the weekend.
Both West Midlands waters Tunnel Barn Farm and Maver Larford Lakes hosted qualifiers, with Les Marshall and Jon Whincup claiming the places for a shot at UK match angling’s biggest prize!
They’ll join a star-studded field Whincup and Marshall head for the Maver Match This final at Larford on Saturday, September 5 to do battle across five hours for the guaranteed £50,000 winner’s purse after making in through from the two 100-plus peg matches, Les winning at Tunnel and Jon at Larford.
First up was Les, the Barnsley angler sneaking through by just 9oz on Saturday as he weighed in 155-0-0 from peg 22 on the Club Pool, where pellet and caster fished shallow at 5m saw him take a net of carp and F1s.
Norfolk’s Jimmy Brooks was the man to miss out in agonising fashion by one F1 as he took 154-7-0 from peg 5 on the same lake, catching on caster shallow on the long pole.
Attention then switched to Larford on Sunday with a sell-out 120-peg match. While many expected the Match Lake, which will host next month’s final, to produce the winner, it was Specimen Lake peg 80 on the chalet bank that saw Frenzee/Bait-Tech-backed Jon prevail with 150-15-0 to go through with ease.
The Peterborough postman fished the pellet waggler with banded 8mm hard pellet to bank some of the lake’s famed big carp up to 14lb.
John Bassett – on Match Lake peg 42 – was the only one to get remotely close to the winner as he took 104-13-0 of carp and F1s fishing pellet and meat in the margins.