Sidmouth’s Emerton Court hopes ended by Churston

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The Sidmouth Emerton Court side left themselves a lot to do against Churston Golf Club in the second leg of this home and away fixture to ensure progress into the third round of this countywide event.

Needing to win all five matches at home to get the better if their opponents, Sidmouth got off to a great start winning the first three matches.

First off Pat McCormack and Nick Bater had a roller coaster match during which they were soon four up, but eventually managed to win on the last hole.

Second off was Club captain John Rockey with Peter Spooner who also fought out a tense affair and eventually won three-and-two on the 16th hole.

The third pair of Alec Salway and Bob Welsman got a similar winning margin to give the home team some faint hope that they would progress into the next round.

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However, these hopes were dashed when the fourth pair, team captain Trevor Kerridge and seniors captain Doug Goodall, couldn’t maintain the winning run.

Even with the recent extra shot to his handicap Kerridge and Goodall could not match the consistency of their opponents and went down three-and-two.

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As all was then lost and the final pair of Chris Ashley and Ray Gunston and their opponents decided to call the final march a half so that they could adjourn to the clubhouse for some refreshment and discuss plans for a more successful campaign next year.

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