the top flight

the top flight

the highest level in a job or a sport The Sheffield Eagles move down to the second division after two seasons in the top flight.
See also: flight, top
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The top flight fell for a ninth day in a row, equalling a run of successive losses seen in November 2011.
1 2 Hat-tricks in the one game from Elgin's Darryl McHardy and Annan's Peter Weatherson Years since Aberdeen last finished as high in the top flight.
Ahead of today's trip to Coleraine -their penultimate fixture of the regular season - Gray said: "I'm confident we can sustain our place in the top flight.
To play in the top flight for play in the top flight for T 10 years before the age of 27 is an excellent achievement and testament to Marc's professionalism and ability.
The Bees must detail how they will meet a series of requirements if they do go on to play in the top flight for the first time in 68 years.
Now the top flight beckons again, though Blackhall and Whitby are up there battling it out with Norton, and Matthew added:"We were traditionally a highest tier club, though the standards in Division One are about right for the first team.
PEPE MEL admits part of the reason he's kept West Brom in the top flight is that he wasn't the only Premier League rookie.
Despite Rangers having too much for the rest of the sides in League One, Mohsni insists the players are still motivated to prove they have what it takes to help the club once Gers reach the top flight.
A number of the lesser sides in the top flight minimised their chance of advancing in the Capital One Cup this week because they gave their fringe players a runout, when they should instead have done their utmost to reach the next stage.
And with Mackay and his men facing a long tough campaign to try to stay in the top flight, Perry said whether on the pitch or off it, Hudson will still have a big role to play this season.
As he had done in the Championship final's first leg, the Leinster-bound fly-half kicked six penalties and then another to ensure the Dean Richards ship now setting sail for the top flight - and games versus the likes of Harlequins and Leicester once more.
At the kick off of the 2013-14 season, we will be embarking on our 111th campaign in the top flight.
Several clubs have suffered financially for years after failing to secure an instant return to the top flight.
Wolves have the worst scoring record in the top flight with just 17 goals this season.
Gartside's other proposals have not been rejected but will now be part of a wider review of the top flight which will be published next year.