Louth Indoor Bowls Club: Kestrels go further clear at the top

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It was another exciting week in the Morning Triples League at Louth Indoor Bowls Club where another two wins put Kestrels eight points clear.

The leaders were given a good game in their first outing, but held off a spirited challenge from Puffins to win 14-7.

Second-placed Dreamers also had a tough time against Two Plus One, but eventually won 18-15, while Otters held on to third spot by defeating Mudlarks 14-5.

The second round of games saw Kestrels up against Dreamers in a close contest until two-thirds way through, Kestrels grabbed six shots to take a 13-5 lead and went on to win 17-6.

Otters then closed the gap on Dreamers when their trio of Terry Cornwall and Keith and Bobbi Mumby-Croft won the last two ends to pinch a 9-8 victory. Matelots salvaged a 12-12 draw with In A Minute with three shots on the last end, after trailing 7-1, and then hung on to beat Wishfuls 11-9 to take fourth spot from Mudlarks on shots difference. They are just two points behind Otters with a game in hand.

Mudlarks were involved in a topsy-turvy game with Puffins which finished 11-each.

Puffins had led 7-0, but were pegged back and a score of five put their opponents ahead before Puffins scraped a draw with two shots on the final end.

* Members wishing to play in the Saturday lunchtime session from 11.45am must book in advance.

If insufficient numbers are booked in, the club will close at noon. Those making a last-minute decision to play should call the club before travelling.