Glos Cup – Section Final v Olveston 02.08.23 at Page Park

Lost 49-45

My feelings about this game are conflicted, on one hand we gave Olveston, who a undoubtedly one of the best clubs in the Bristol section, “a run for their money”, so I’m very pleased with the performance, but on the other hand we were so close to winning, so I am disappointed.

On RKJ’s rink with Calvin, Mike and Kev didn’t start well going 4-13 down, at this point it looked as though the rink was in for a bit of a bad night, however winning 5 ends on the trot got back to 12-13, but the momentum couldn’t be kept up and ended 13-23.

At this point the other rinks still had a total of 5 ends to go.

On Jim’s rink with Will, Trev and Andy always in front and picking up a 6 on end 13 carried on to be 20-10 up at the end, so all square with 3 ends to go on Josh’s rink.

Josh was with Larry, Keith and Phil and at one point we we were 3 up on the game, but conceding the last 3 ends finished 12-16 down. Nevertheless a great effort.

Unfortunately that’s now only 2 out 3 this week but we have an important one tomorrow, where hopefully we can seal our return to League Division One, which has been our number one target this season.

Many thanks to Rick for being on standby and thanks to Page Park for hosting this game as a neutral green.

Finally good luck to Olveston in the Gloucestershire Semi Finals representing the Bristol Section.