Press Report w/e 13 January 2019

The men met Taunton Deane in the County Double Rink knock out competition and won 44 shots to 38 overall with one rink tied and one won by Wedmore after close games both at home and away.  At home Wedmore set off with a rush, scoring a rare hotshot on the first end – a maximum eight shots.  After 14 ends the home side skipper Eddie Payne had led his rink to a nine shots lead but Taunton applied pressure and scored 11 shots in the remaining ends to tie the game at 20 all.  The heroics came away with Colin Moss and his men scoring six to take the lead on the second end and held Taunton off until they took the lead on end nine.  It was very tight, with low scoring until Wedmore scored three on end 17 to retake the lead and cemented that with a five two ends later, taking the game 24-19.

Scores: D Collins, K Pettit, D Nicholls, E Payne, 20-20; A Birch, R Barron, R Newell, C Moss, 24-19;  44-38 overall.

The mixed Friendly squad lost two games to Long Ashton and Woodspring.  Against Long Ashton, Maureen Hordle’s troop led for the first half but faded, gaining only two more ends to lose 13-18.  Dennis Stansfield and co. won seven of the last 12 ends but that didn’t compensate for not scoring in the first six ends – so 14-20. The Woodspring game was much close at one rink each with Keith’s team leading throughout to win 11-7 but George  and crew were outplayed to 9-14.

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