Milford v Five Arches

Five ArchesMilford Haven 89 (12pts)  Five Arches 61 (2pts)
28th May 2016

After a three week gap, the Five Arches team travelled to Milford for their second match in the Pembrokeshire League Division 1. After winning in the previous game against Pembroke Dock, hopes were high that this run would continue however the team were brought back down to Earth by some fine play by the Milford team. Rink one saw Five Arches new recruits Jon Webb and Beano paired with Jon Hubbard and Ken Lloyd. They were drawn against a strong Milford rink skipped by Dave Buchanan.  The Milford rink made the early running and were leading by 9 shots to 2 after 7 ends, the Five Arches rink then fought back to be within 1 shot after 14 ends, however a strong finish by the home team let them ease to a 21 shots 14 victory.

 Ashley’s rink of Viv, Dai and James started well, 8 shots to 4 up after 6 ends however a run of 13 unanswered shots for the Milford rink soon put paid to that early lead. The Five Arches rink dug in and fought back to get within 3 shots by the 17th end , however once again a strong finish by the Milford quartet ensured a comfortable win by 26 shots to 15. Simon and his rink of Roger, Ben and Steve trailed by only 4 shots at tea but again the Milford rink had a good second half to run out comfortable winners by 24 shots to 13. Finally on rink 4 , Gerald's rink of John, Mike and Neil provided some resistance, two shots ahead at tea, they finally edged a one shot victory after a closely fought second half. Overall a disappointing performance but many congratulations to a good Milford team. Next up home to Haverfordwest.

Ken Lloyd, Jon Hubbard, Huw Nicholas, Jon Webb 14,  Dave Buchanan 21
Viv John, Dai Spencer, James Criddle, Ashley Hooper 15, Tony Ellyatt 26
Roger Thomas, Ben Simmons, Steve Davies, Simon Evans 13, Roy Thomas 24
John Rees, Mike Day, Neil Dickinson, Gerald Hewitt 19, Lee Power 18

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