Pembroke Dock Pater 57 Five Arches 96
Another fine day and another fine performance from the Five Arches team. We once again visited Pembroke Dock and enjoyed their fine hospitality.
On Rink 1 Ashley and his rink of Eamonn, Ken and Mike had a slow start and found themselves 8-2 down after six ends. However a run of 17 shots in the next five ends secured the match and they ran out eventual winners by 23 shots to 18. Rink 2 saw Roy reunited with long time partners Dai, Tony and Gwyn, they also suffered from a slow start and were 12-2 down at tea. A fine comeback brought them within 3 shots by the 18th end, however the Pater rink responded and held on win by 22 shots to 17.
Ben once again stepped up to play skip and ably supported by Ken, John and Tenby import JR had another fine victory. A tight match at tea with the Five Arches quartet leading by 8 shots to 6, but in a remarkable second half, they won 10 of the 11 ends and eased to a fine 27-9 victory. Out on rink 5, Tony and his rink of Aaron, Ben and Clive had a comfortable and dominant victory. Never behind in the match, they pulled further and further away to win by 29 shots to 8.
Another 12 points consolidates our second position in the league and with the next game home to runaway league leaders Pendine on Friday night every point is important.
Eamonn Maher, Ken Williams, Mike Gouldingay, Ashley Hooper 23 S John 18
Dai Rees, Tony Powling, Gwyn Beynon, Roy Powling 17 J Russell 22
Ken Lloyd, John Hubbard, John Roberts, Ben Cloake 27 B Duncombe 9
Aaron Lloyd, Ben Simmons, Clive Webb, Tony Brown 29 S James 8