Bad week for league teams

IT was a disappointing end to the season for three of the county league teams this week.

The over 60s B team have struggled to be competitive all season and finished in a similar fashion with a home defeat to Dunholme 77-105.

But they did manage two winning rinks in C. Baxter 19-16 and J. Clarke 21-11 to claim four points to Dunholme’s 14. This means they finish anchored to the bottom of division two.

The over 60s A team are in danger of joining them in the second division next year after they only faired a little better away to Louth.

They won on three rinks to claim six points, but when one rink suffered a heavy defeat the all important eight aggregate points were lost.

This result leaves them vulnerable to relegation as Horncastle can seal their fate if they win their last match with a minimum of 13 points.

The mixed county side were doomed before their final game at home to Lincoln A.

With one rink always struggling to hold their opponents the aggregate score looked lost from a very early stage.

But the other four rinks proved very good battles, winning on two and losing two to claim four points to Lincoln’s 14.

Rink scores were: K. Startin 14-20, D. Warren 7-32, A. Brummitt 26-18, B. Foxon 17-14 and J. Orton 19-23.

Results in the coaching challenge trophy were: P. O’Leary 21, S. Walker 18; J. Copping 21, D. Heap 9; V. Hawkes 10, P. O’leary 21; K. Tuplin 10, L. Heap 21.

In the evening trips division one both Help and Plebs won their final games to finish level on points at the top but Help clinched the title with a 3.75 better shot difference.

In division two, both Foxes and Avante won their last matches, allowing Foxes to claim runners-up by one point but well behind champions Challengers who were thumped by two-man Max54 in their final fixture.

Spurs took the football league by seven points despite being hammered 22-3 by Bolton, with Leyton Orient winning the runners-up battle with Forest 15-11.

The Club competitions finals take place this week culminating in Skegness hosting the County Finals on Saturday (April 21) when the cream of the county’s talent will be on view. Spectators are welcome. Sessions start at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 5.30pm.