Club stunned by newly formed Thetford

With several players regularly becoming unavailable it seems that the clubs task of holding on to it's Breckland league title is going to become increasingly strained over this season as the club suffered it's second defeat to the hands of league newcomers Thetford. On mat 1 R. Steele, S. Easter and M. Barker lost 11-12 to L. Dixon, D. Browne and P. Scarbrough. The match was even throughout but the Wymondham triple had opened up a 9-7 lead after twelve ends but soon lost that having conceded the next three ends to trail 9-12 with an end remaining. A brace was not enough to salvage anything for an under par performance. On mat 2 H. Osborne, D. Chadwick and C. Mann lost 16-18 to S. Colledge, J. Martin and P. Harvey. The visting triple made a great start to lead 10-0 but a change from Thetford saw Jason Martin go skip and this dramatically changed the triples fortunes and saw them pick up eighteen shots over the next ten ends to lead 14-18 with an end remaining. This was a frustrating match that should have been seen out but credit the Thetford triple who put the pressure on and played well after the change. On mat 3 B. Barker, S. Warnes and D. Sparham beat M. Colledge, S. Wissner and P. Rawdanowicz 23-10. This was the only highlight of the night with the Wymondham triple playing well throiughout. Two fives picked up on ends eight and nine gave the triple a comfortable 15-6 lead which they saw out for a solid win. On mat 4 V. Chadwick, J. Jeffery and J. Sparham were well beaten by N. Bevan, C. Suffolk and K. Suffolk. There's little doubt that the Thetford triple were well up for the match and judging on their results so far at home were going to be hard to beat and so it proved with the triple flying into a 0-19 lead after nine ends. After Jon had changed with John this made a difference but was far too late to make a real impact. 

Although this was a bad night for the club nothing can take away what a spirited performance it was by Thetford and they deserved their win. The young players in the Thetford team are a real credit and with Keiran their captain for this season has sparked some great performances already and no doubt there are penty more to come. Credit also goes to Pauline Barsby who has created the Thetford club and must be so proud to see the club doing this well already.