Unbeaten streak continues with hard fought win at Rode

The gap at the top of the Breckland league table was extended by four points as the club managed a strong 7-3 win away to second placed Carleton Rode. The first session started with a 13-13 draw for Roger Steele, Laura Hawksworth and Chris Mann against Jill Davidson, D. Blundell and R. Davidson. No player in the match made their mark and therefore made for a tight match with the scores level at 10-10 after fifteen ends. Three shots by the Rode triple on end sixteen looked to have got them in a winning position but a brace and single scored by Wymondham salvaged them a draw which in the end was lucky given the fact the Rode triple played well late on. A hit and hope shot by Chris on the last end somehow saw the jack go into the ditch along with his bowl for a maximum result from facing three down. On mat 2 Pat Saunders, Jack Marshall and Debbie Sparham produced a quality performance to beat P. Rush, A. Bond and T. Oram 21-15. For the majority of the match the Wymondham triple were good value for their win but had some fortune when the Rode skip did not get the results when hitting his targets. Ends 8 to 11 saw the away side score a 3,2,3,2 to lead 19-6 but a dropped brace and four over the last two ends took away the shine but still would have taken the result at the start. 

Second session saw Brian Saunders, Steve Easter and Melvyn Barker beat G. Atter, K. Buck and G. Mobbs 22-13. This was by far Wymondham's best display on the night as Melvyn produced some great shots throughout the match when under pressure. Five shots on end seven put daylight between the triples at 11-3 and extnded that by picking up a four and three on ends ten and twelve. Brian had a very solid game at lead and Steve gave good backup with the triple well worth their nine shot win in the end. On mat 2 Billie Barker, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham lost 15-19 to J. Pinchen, T. Newby and K. Newby. This was a match that the Wymondham triple had led for the most it but a poor middle part to the match where nine shots were conceded over five ends gave Rode a 9-12 lead after thirteen ends. Both triples had their chances but the Rode triple edged the last few ends as a three and four on ends sixteen and seventeen snatched the game away from Wymondham and evntually went down. 

Carleton Rode has always been a tough place to play and without putting too much emphasis on the fact Mark Linsdell and Jack Pye were not playing a 7-3 result is a brilliant result for the club.