Last pair victory was icing on B team cake
Following the Sidmouth Golf Club’s B Team’s home win against Honiton earlier in the season by 5-1, team captain Colin Macklin was hoping to at least get 1� points in the return fixture away at Honiton for an overall victory, writes John Rockey.
This he achieved more easily than expected when Sidmouth managed an away victory by 4 matches to 2.
First off with partner Bob Welsman, team captain Colin Macklin gave his troops an early lead and were five up after seven holes and whilst the pair faltered a little in the middle of the round they managed to hold off their opposition when a win on the 17th hole gave them victory by 2 and 1. Second out for Sidmouth were Chris Grubb and Martyn French who never really got to grips with their opposition and went down 3 and 1.
Grubb was heard to mention in the clubhouse afterwards that at times he felt he was on his own as French took frequent trips into the boondocks in search of his wayward ball.
This setback was soon rectified when Steve Milton and Lee Wenham won their tight game one up, Milton being doubly rewarded when he got the only two of the match which netted him 24 balls, a prize which Martyn French would probably have liked.
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Things got back to all square when Don Cooper and Michael Anderton lost one down after a tough contest. In this topsy-turvy contest, Sidmouth were soon in the lead when Mike Dommett and Peter Northcott showed their stamina and won the last two holes for a two up victory.
With a B Team victory assured, the icing was put on the cake when Craig Melluish and late replacement Keith Newton came through their ding-dong battle to win the final hole for a one up victory.
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So in the end a good 4-2 away win for the B Team which managed to make amends for the poor result in their last away outing.