St Katherines 66 Five Arches 90
Another glorious afternoon greeted us at Milford for this 2nd Division game against St Katherines. After our comprehensive win in the Brains Cup, the team was in a confident mood to pull out another good result.
With usual skip Lee missing, experienced campaigner Roy Powling took over the reins on rink 2. The rink which included Eamonn, John and Ben as well as Roy had a solid game, they were never behind and finished well to run out 20-15 winners. Rink 3 saw the Five Arches quartet of Ken, Ken, Clive and Mike in a closely fought battle. After a bright start , they were overhauled and were 4 shots down at tea. There was a slight recovery in the second half but they could never get on level terms and finished losing by five shots.
Ashley's rink of Dai, Tony and Gwyn continued their winning ways of recent weeks , 8 shots up at tea. They pulled away afterwards with counts of 5 and 7 to run out winners by fifteen shots. On rink five, Tony with his dynamic young duo of Aaron and Ben at lead and second, superbly supported by Ray at third had another comfortable win, winning 12 of the 21 ends they achieved a fine 22-13 victory. Overall another good result for the Five Arches, twelve more points to consolidate our 2nd position in the league. With runaway leaders Pendine still to come to Tenby , there is still hope of an interesting finish to Division 2. Next game is away to the Pembroke Dock Mariners on Sunday 11th July.
Aaron Lloyd, Ben Simmons, Ray Taylor, Tony Brown 22 S Slade 13
Eamonn Maher, John Hubbard, Ben Cloake, Roy Powling 20 D Mathias 15
Dai Rees, Tony Powling, Gwyn Beynon, Ashley Hooper 30 D Hastings 15
Ken Lloyd, Ken Williams, Clive Webb, Mike Gouldingay 18 D Smith 23