Connaught A 4 (63) v Wymondham 6 (82) Report

Connaught A 4 (63) v Wymondham 6 (82) - 01/12/2016

H. Stratton, M. Fisher and C. Mann beat D. Quadling, S. Parsons and B. Oatway 25-18.

The start of the match saw flurries of shots exchanged which saw the Connaught triple lead 7-8 after seven ends. But then some strong ends by Wymondham saw them pick up a five, four and brace over the next four ends to lead 18-9 after eleven ends. A dropped three on the twelfth end was soon corrected with a four and three as the put the game out of sight for Connaught leading 25-12. Hayley and Mary had played very well up to this point giving Chris good support but did fade towards the end as the triple failed to score on the last four ends but kept the shots down.

I. Lowe, J. Jeffery and J. Sparham lost 13-17 to Di. Quadling, D. Lilies and O. Secker.

After trailing 0-3 after two ends the Wymondham triple levelled after seven ends at 5-5 but did not move on and instead fell behind again trailing 5-9 after ten ends but again levelled at 10-10 thirteen ends. Irma did not really have a major impact as lead while John at two had some good woods but did not have enough to give Wymondham the edge. Jon kept the triple in the match and trailed 13-15 going into the last end but a dropped two saw them slip to defeat.
R. Steele, B. Saunders and M. Barker lost 15-21 to E. Oatway, J. Marshall and L. Fallows.

The triple made a dreadful start and trailed 0-8 after just three ends. A couple of braces steadied the earlier poor start but two dropped three's put the triple back in danger at 4-16. Elaine, Jack and Lee combined well for Connaught but Roger and Brian were off the boil and gave Melvyn too much work against a strong Connaught triple. Discussions were had between the Wymondham players but after a single picked up on end ten the triple stayed as it was but Connaught were still comfortable. The last two ends the Wymondham triple showed what there capable of as they picked up a three and four to make the scoreline more respectable at 15-21.

P. Saunders, B. Barker and J. Pye beat M. Parsons, J. Li Rocchi and S. Bragg 29-7.

While the other triple had a bad start on mat 1 the opposite was happening on mat 2 as Pat, Billie and Jack were all in great form and shot into a 14-1 lead after seven ends. The Connaught triple were being outplayed, with Pat constantly on the jack and Billie playing some good support woods, they made a change to put Joe skip but this made little impact as the Wymondham triple piled on more shots with three three's being scored from ends nine to eleven giving them a lead of 23-2. Mike then went skip for Connaught and this seemed to work to some extent as Connaught scored five shots over four ends but the damage had been done with the shots in Wymondham's favour and a much needed victory to keep the club within touching distance of Carleton Rode and Connaught A at the top of the league.