THE Louth Indoor Bowls Club Mixed ‘B’ team had a real tussle tussle in their county match at home to Scunthorpe.
Louth made a really good start and were 18 shots ahead after just five ends and were still 13 in front by the tenth end.
But Scunthorpe hit a pruple patch over the next five ends to turn the match on its head and take an 18 shot lead.
With three ends to play the visitors held a nine shot advantage but Louth were storming back aided greatly by G Swann’s rink which scored 5-5-6 and G Willoughby’s rink which also grabbed a ‘six’ as the home team eased to an 11-shot victory despite only winning on two rinks.
Credit also goes to P Stainton’s rink which, although beaten by eight shots, won their last seven ends to add vital shots to the overall score.
The Men’s ‘A’ team also won two rinks in their match at Long Sutton but a heavy defeat on one rink contributed to a 8-125 aggregate defeat. A
At halfway Louth were 15 shots behind but staged a fightback to reduce the deficit to just three shots thanks in the main to H Putland’s rink which won eight successive ends.
The home team came good again over the final few ends to win comfortably.
After being thrashed at Spalding the previous week the Ladies were looking for revenge in the reverse fixture but once again finished well-beaten by 74-111.
Louth did manage narrow wins on two rinks but Spalding were comfortable winners on the other three.
S Stainton’s rink tried to hit back with a ‘five’ but the opposition won the final two ends.
M Leggett’s four were level at 8-8 after 12 ends but Spalding scored a ‘six’ and eased away to victory. J Stones’ rink were also level after nine ends but sadly failed to register on the scoreboard again!
Congratulations to Taylor Made who have clinched the Afternoon Triples third division title and to Chalkers who have won both the EBF Evening Triples and the Evening Fours.