Sidmouth defeat Wrangaton over two meetings, despite narrow defeat in second leg

Sidmouth seniors had a great day out on their return fixture away to Wrangaton which is a unique course with the front nine on the harsh terrain of Dartmoor, with a strong cool breeze, and the back nine through a challenging parkland layout which was sheltered and felt much warmer, writes Chris Grubb.

Vice captain David Bromage led a team of 10 playing with Colin Mitchell and although playing well could not contend with the in-form Wrangaton captain and partner and lost five-and-four.

Brian Cole and Dieter Ritz narrowly lost by one hole having been three up with five to play and then wondering where it all went wrong!

Expert putter Colin Paddon (talks his putts into the hole) along with partner John Bainbridge won the first hole, but remained a close game throughout until holes 17 and 18 which they won, winning their match by two to register a first win of the day for Sidmouth.

Lawrence Hill and Paul Blay won by one hole after being five up with five to play, but then losing four on the trot and halving the last just in time.

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Chris Grubb and David Roberts, bringing up the rear, suffered from very slow play ahead with their match taking five-and-a-quarter hours to complete, which led to loss of concentration (that was the excuse given) losing three-and-two.

Sidmouth lost the match 3-2, but won the two-legged affair 7-4.

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