Five Arches 76 (9pts) Whitland 76 (5 pts)
26th June 2016
After successive away victories, the Five Arches returned to Tenby to play Whitland. The game promised to be close as only two points separated them in the league table and it certainly lived up to this.
Simon and his rink of Johno, TP and James struggled on rink one, conceding two counts of four and a count of five in the first half of the game, they trailed by 19 shots to 4 after 11 ends. However a better performance in the second half restricted the damage to a 28 shots to 13 defeat. In complete contrast Ashley 's rink of Viv, David and Dai had a storming first 12 ends to lead by 20 shots to 4. A comeback by the Whitland rink over the last 5 ends again narrowed the gap but the Five Arches foursome won by a comfortable 25 shots to 12.
However the remaining two rinks provided all the drama, Beano, skipping Steve, Roger and Ken had a nail biting game on rink 4. Leading by a comfortable 15 shots to 6 at tea, they endured a Whitland comeback to be level going into the last end. However a fine last bowl by Beano, when match down, enabled them to snatch a well-earned one shot victory. Gerald and his rink of John, Kev and Neil were last on the green. In an evenly matched game, they had eked out a 7 shot lead with 4 ends to go, however yet another fine comeback from the Whitland rink gave them a chance on the last end. 19 shots to 15 down, Whitland Skip Dan played a great shot to pick up three shots which tied the game overall but allowed the Five Arches rink to sneak another one shot victory.
Another great performance from the Five Arches team , winning on three rinks against the Whitland team is fantastic. Next up, home to Tenby on Wednesday night.
Jon Hubbard, Tony Powling, James Criddle, Simon Evans 13 Mike John 28
John Rees, Kevin Lewis, Neil Dickinson, Gerald Hewitt 19 Dan Jenner 18
Viv John, David Lloyd, Dai Spencer, Ashley Hooper 25 Steve Rees 12
Ken Lloyd, Roger Strong, Steve Davies, Huw Nicholas 19 Glyndwr Thomas 18