Louth Bowls: Wanderers survive scare in triples title push

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Highgate Wanderers continued their relentless quest towards the Morning Triples title with two more wins, but almost came unstuck in their second game.

Having beaten Dreamers 21-6 they were pushed right to the limit by a Mudlarks trio of John Readman, and Ken and Sheila Webster before four shots on the final end gave them a 14-10 win.

Yorkies retained an outside chance of catching the leaders with two wins. They were given a good game by Magpies and were grateful for two sixes along the way in a 20-11 victory and followed that with a simple 17-5 win over In A Minute.

The Jays produced the week’s biggest winning margin, beating Seagulls 31-3, but the boot was on the other foot when they suffered a 27-8 defeat against Two Plus One. The scores were close early on, but 19 shots over five successive ends saw Two Plus One run away with it.

The week’s best two games both involved Falcons who had differing fortunes.

Their team of Noel Brougham, with Jon and Jansee McCutcheon, just lost out 11-9 to In A Minute and seemed destined for a similar outcome in the next outing against Dreamers. The Falcons trailed 11-8, but Fred Bradley, June Brougham and Debbie Castle won the remaining four ends to pinch a 15-11 victory.

Two Plus One beat Mudlarks 25-12, and Magpies enjoyed a 19-5 win over Seagulls who slipped four points adrift at the bottom.