After a long period without a victory The Red Lion finally tasted that winning feeling in what seemed to be a one-sided match but soon turned nail biter. Andy played his best game yet in the first to easily overcome Karen’s challenge. Lorin soon followed suit with a measured display against Gary – who was happy to see the return of some form. Two-nil up and looking good but Norm found the going tough and enjoyed no luck whatsoever in the early stages. Alan proved too strong and pulled one back for the visitors. Leg four saw Dunc take on Karen (who was drawn to play the 4-man rule). Dunc started in imperious form as he eased his opening break beyond 2k. At 2.6k however he hit a peg and the game was back on. The stress levels increased as the mistakes began to become commonplace and a late 140 from Karen as the bar dropped seemed to have levelled things for the Saints. However, a tricky ball behind the 100 hole cost Karen that all important score and gave Dunc one final chance to secure the game. A brave but skilful shot from Dunc potted both balls and gave him the leg – and the Lion their victory. The final leg was close for the first few minutes until Jason ploughed through the black peg when his score was 700 or so. Alan needed no further encouragement than this as he eased to a solid victory and rescued another point for his team. A competitive match played in great spirit with the Red Lion looking to consolidate their position as we reach the half way stage soon.
|5th December 2016||8:30 pm||Winter League||Winter 2016/17|
|The Red Lion ‘A’||3||Win|
The Red Lion ‘A’
KO KO FT