Fishguard & Goodwick 80 Five Arches 86 (Five Arches 11 pts Fishguard 3)
15th August 2015
The Five Arches travelled to Fishguard hoping to get back to winning ways after two defeats. Fishguard are fighting in a relegation battle at the bottom of the league so a tough game was on the cards. Captain Ben and his rink of Kev, Tony and Turbo were first up on rink 2. A closely fought game all the way with the Five Arches boys all playing well however Fishguard skip Tony was playing superbly denying the Five Arches quartet any chance to pull away. At 10 ends the score was 10 shots to 7 for the Arches and after another close fought 11 ends , the game ended as 16 shots apiece draw. On rink 3 , Ashley and his rink of Bill, David and Ken were up against Fishguard stalwart Davo Hughes. After a bright start, 7 shots to 0 up after 3 ends, the Arches rink only had a slender of lead of 4 shots at the halfway stage. However a big surge in the second half saw them run out comfortable winners by 26 shots to 13. Rink 4, saw Ben and his usual table topping rink of John, Jonno and Steve involved in a dramatic game. They were trailing throughout the game, 9 shots to 1 after 5 ends, 16 shots to 11 after 10 and 23 shots to 16 after 15. However after picking up their third five of the afternoon on the 18th end, they drew level and finally edged the game by 28 shots to 24. Neil and his rink of Harold, Mike and Jimmy battled out on rink 5, trailing by 7 shots at tea, they fought back to be within 4 on the 18th end but a late flourish by the Fishguard foursome allowed them to increase their lead to 27 shots to 16 . A great victory away from home, the Five Arches now have 99 points with one game to go. Next up , Pembrokeshire league champions for the 8th successive year Tenby, on Saturday 29th August.
Kevin Lewis, Tony Powling, Tom Lewis, Ben Cloake 16 Tony Evans 16
John Rees, Jon Hubbard, Steve Davies, Ben Simmons 28 Tom Jones 24
Bill Benham, David Lloyd, Ken Lloyd, Ashley Hooper 26 Davo Hughes 13
Mike Day, Jimmy Thomas, Harold Ebdon, Neil Dickinson 16 Mike Barringer 27