Having survived two wobbles last week, Highgate Wanderers effectively clinched the Louth Indoor Bowls Club Morning Triples League title.
With two games still to play they are four points ahead of Yorkies and with a vastly superior shots difference which is unlikely to be overturned. Highgate’s first game against bottom team Seagulls should not have posed any problems to the leaders, but it did not work out that way and Seagulls actually led 13-11 going into the last end.
However, as they have done on several occasions, Highgate came good at the finish to grab three shots and win 14-13. This proved a vital victory as their next game ahead of their big clash with rivals Yorkies.
Again Highgate found themselves behind by 10-6 before grabbing a six and three singles to surge into a 15-10 lead with one end to play. This time the boot was on the other foot as Yorkies plundered five shots to earn a deserved draw. They were unlucky not to take a sensational win as they lost out on a measure for a sixth shot.
The Jays will finish third thanks to their 17-7 win over Dreamers as their opponents had earlier done them a favour by beating Two Plus One 16-9.
Two Plus One won their second game 15-6 against In A Minute to ensure they will finish in fourth spot, but there is a battle for the next three places with only two points separating Mudlarks, Dreamers and Magpies.
Magpies joined the battle by beating Falcons 21-5 and then overcame a slow start to beat Mudlarks 19-18. Mudlarks had led 8-0 ,but the Magpies’ trio of Arthur Abbey and George and Gill Chesman clawed their way back and a score of five put them ahead at 17-15.
Mudlarks also slipped up in losing 17-10 to In A Minute.
The club has gained several new members following their open day last month and are hoping to attract a few more with their next open day on Sunday between 10am and 3pm.