Hot on the heels of a great match win away at Fareham in the Rowland Cup, LPBC were away to Star & Crescent in the County Club.
Real tension there and at the half way point the score was 26-42 to Star & Crescent and all wasn’t looking right, how did the rinks do though…….
Rink 3 were rattled straight away conceding 8 on the first 4 ends and were 5-13 down by the the half way mark, apart from conceding a 6 on the penultimate end the second half was quite balanced, but the early lead and that 6 gave the victory to the home team.
Rink 4 ticked nicely along in the first half picking up points regularly and by the halfway stage were 15-5 up, the home side briefly threatened to recover when they got a 4 on the 15th and although LP didn’t score on the last 4 ends, all they gave away were 1’s so the victory was not taken away from them.
Rink 5 What has been the Anne Robinson team recently “You are the weakest link good bye” made amends in solid style even though for the first 14 ends it wasn’t that clear cut as the score was 12-12, but what was evident was the improved play by all. Apart from giving a 4 away on the 14th end they only conceded 1 more point and scored well on all the others. In the end they ran out comfortable winners
Rink 6 – Well what a story here conceding a couple of 3’s early on put them on the back foot and at half way they were down 5-16, as the second half moved on they picked up 2 3’s and 2 4’s restricting the opposition greatly. at the 20th end all other rinks had finished and as this is a total score game LP were up 3 overall and rink 6 locked in another 3. All down to the final end and with the jack almost back on the edge of the ditch the home team were holding 5, LP skip tried in vain to run a wood or two into the ditch and that left the final wood to the home skip, but he failed to improve on the 5 and although the rink lost the match was won.
Rink 3 13 – 25
Rink 4 21 – 15
Rink 5 24 – 13
Rink 6 21 – 25
Total score 79 – 78
Well done all the team
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