Match Report: NE League Division 2 – 09/05/24

The following report was written by Pete Jones:

Heading into this fixture was going to be interesting, both teams at the top of the table.

Keith’s rink, with Rick, Martin Snailham (making a fine debut in the NE) and Vince built a steady lead which they were never going to relinquish, especially after securing a couple of 4 shot ends at 9 and 10. 

Editor’s Note: See B&D Report for this week for Kevin French’s “words of wisdom” on this subject! 🙂

Final score 24-14.

Likewise, Mike Ingham’s rink, with Mike White, Barry and Nigel, built a slow, but confident lead and really ran away in the 12th and 13th ends with 2 consecutive 3 shot ends. Final score 19-9.

Jake, Mark Dixon, Dave Sunter and Pete, struggled for a while, 15-5 down after 12 ends. Others looking at this rink were resigned to a mere 8-2 win, but then we came back to win with 3, 6, 5, on the next 3 ends. Final score 21-17. 

This was a very encouraging victory. With debutants each week making their mark, we should be confident about the next few weeks, despite some players being unavailable.