Louth Indoor Bowls Club: Highgate stay clear in Triples league

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There was very little change in the Morning Triples League at Louth Indoor Bowls Club as the top three teams each notched up two wins.

Highgate Wanderers maintained their six-point lead at the top after beating Magpies 19-8, before they were pushed to the very end by Two Plus One in a 15-11 win.

Second-placed Yorkies were relieved to grind out a 14-12 win over Dreamers before enjoying a simpler 17-6 success against Mudlarks.

The Jays are still well in contention for second place, just two points adrift after a comfortable 27-4 success over In A Minute by 27-4. They also had a very tight game with next-bottom Falcons as Neil and Debbie Castle with Brian Culham built a 4-2 lead before Jim and Joan Foster with Bernice Culham won the next six ends to scrape home 9-4.

Falcons had earlier beaten Two Plus One 18-11 to stay two points ahead of Seagulls who lost 21-7 against Mudlarks but defeated Dreamers 12-7.

The Magpies’ trio of George and Gill Chesman with Arthur Abbey enjoyed one of their better results with a 19-7 win over In A Minute to lift them six points gap above the bottom three.

In the Evening Pairs, just one point separates the top three with Keith Castledine and Debbie Castle leading the way on shots difference thanks to a solid 21-9 victory over Paul Hayman and Linda Oldfield who now lie three points behind the top three.

The Barry Jordan-Marion Rose pairing are second after a 16-9 win against Matthews and Tomlin as Brian Paffey stood in for Rose.

Third-placed pair Barry Mountain and Pauline Thornton remain serious contenders after a hard-fought 16-13 win over Noel and June Brougham who almost grabbed their first win.