The ‘A Team’ perform well in derby contest

FOUR of Louth Indoor Bowls Club’s county teams have been in recent action, with differing fortunes.

The Men’s ‘A’ team went to Horncastle where they won three rinks and, in a very tight finish, managed to nick the aggregate by 105 shots to 103. This was despite one rink being well beaten and suffering two ‘full house’ counts of eight against them.

Louth were nine shots down after five ends but gradually pulled back and they levelled the score at one stage. With three ends to play Horncastle had taken a six shot lead but Louth hit back again and the final end across the rinks saw them score four shots against the home side’s two.

The Men’s ‘B’ team did not have the best of days at Spalding where they finished well beaten by 73 shots against 139.

Louth were in with a shout on three rinks early on but a bad run of ends midway through the match proved the downfall of two of them but the other, skipped by Alan Oldroyd, won their last six ends to produce the visitors’ only success.

At Skegness the Men’s Over 60s team came up wth an excellent 107-97 victory winning three rinks in the process.

It was a close match with the final margin on any rink no more than ten shots.

Louth were behind after five ends but had gone ahead by the tenth end and just kept their noses in front.

With three ends to play Louth were up on two rinks with two others level and the visitors were hoping for four rink wins but one rink was just edged out by one shot.

The Ladies also did very well in their match at Scunthorpe, winning two rinks and drawing on two others, but a bad defeat on one rink meant that the home team took the aggregate by 113 shots to 97.

After 15 of the 21 ends Louth were just one shot behind but with one Scunthorpe rink winning five of their last six ends and two others picking up a ‘6’ and a ‘5’ respectively they ran out comfortable winners.