Five Arches 109 Pembroke Dock Pater 61
After the intense rivalry of Saturday's game against Tenby , another fine spring day greeted the arrival of the Pembroke Dock Pater team for our longstanding friendly fixture. The match is always played in good spirit and Sunday's game was no exception. The green was in superb condition ensuring a wonderful playing surface.
Lee's rink of Ken Lloyd, Ken Williams and John Hubbard quickly mastered the trickery of rink three. After a tight first half, the tea and biscuits provided the necessary lift for the team to pull away and finish comfortable winners by 29 shots to 17.
On rink four new skip Clive Webb quickly found his feet and with fine support from Eamonn, Jim and Mike, only conceded on seven of the twenty one ends to run out eventual winners by 26 shots to 9.
Rink five provided the closest match, Tony's rink of Ben , Stuart and Ashley failing to score in the first eight ends and finding themselves 13 shots to 1 down after nine ends. A spirited comeback after tea fell just short with the Pater rink easing to a 20 shots to 17 victory.
The rarely used rink six proved a good hunting ground for Gwyn's rink of Dai, Harry and Tony. Picking up a seven on the first end , they never looked back and finished with a comprehensive victory of 37 shots to 15.
Overall an excellent result for the Five Arches team and with a couple more weeks to go until our first league game , this result shows we're well on the way to mounting a serious challenge for this years Division Two championship race.
Ken Lloyd, Ken Williams, John Hubbard, Lee Richards 29 Bob Duncombe 17
Eamonn Maher, Jim Taylor, Mike Gouldingay, Clive Webb 26 Steve James 9
Stuart Askew, Ben Simmons, Ashley Hooper, Tony Brown 17 John Russell 20
Dave Rees, Harry Ebdon, Tony Powling, Gwyn Beynon 37 Steve Davies 15