TWO bad results leaves Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s Men’s A team facing relegation to division 3 of their county section.
After losing 119-76 at Sleaford they needed a win in their final game, at home against Horncastle, to be sure of avoiding bottom spot.
Things were going well at halfway when leading by 13 shots and ahead on four of the five rinks.
But Horncastle reduced the deficit over the next five ends and with three ends to play had take a 7-shots lead. At the close Louth had only managed one rink win and a draw in the 12 shots defeat.
Hopes now rest on Sleaford winning at bottom-placed Long Sutton which would save Louth from joining their ‘B’ team in the lower division.
The first of the club’s knockout competitions was decided last Sunday morning when Anne Harrison beat Wendy White 22-13 in the final of the Ladies Over 55 Singles. Anne took an early lead and Wendy couldn’t find a way back.
Harry Putland tasted defeat for the first tme in the Friday Mixed Pairs league although he was without his regular partner Judith Robinson. Yvonne Roper deputised but they lost 17-15 in a last-end decider to Sylvia Stanton and Michael Norton.
Leglites are assured of promotion to division 1 of the Evening Triples despite losing their final game 11-10 to APS as third-placed TNT were blown away 21-6 by Googlies. Second-placed Louth need to wn their last game to nick the title.
Legends have clinched divison 2 of the Thursday Evening Fours with a 20-6 win over Stringalong. Wayouts finish second after a 16-12 success against Meerkats.
Battle still rages in the Afternoon Triples where leaders SOS slipped up when losing 17-11 against Kebabs which allowed Dolphins to close the gap to two points with a 13-10 win over Rustics and they have a game in hand.
The club’s AGM takes place this Friday at 7.30pm.