Sidmouth’s Stoyle spoils Fingle’s hopes

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Playing at home in glorious sunshine, Sidmouth Seniors welcomed Fingle Glen for the first time to play in what hopefully will be an annual fixture, writes Hugh Dorliac.

The away leg was washed out due to the unseasonal heavy rains earlier in the month, but has been re-arranged for October. Here’s hoping for an Indian summer!

Sidmouth were led out by vice-captain Tony Stoyle, who had been a Fingle member in the past and felt that Sidmouth were in for a tough match, having seen their team sheet.

Partnering Barry Jones the pair took an early lead however, and never allowed Fingle back in the game, eventually running out winners by the 14th hole.

Recent past captains, Hugh Dorliac and David Bromage, had equal success winning four-and-three, this despite losing the first two holes to Fingle’s past captain Dave Cardy and partner Bob Harris.

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And so the anticipated assault on Sidmouth’s good home record of wins dissipated as the match went on.

Recent club Handicap Cup winner, David Fish with Charles Brown, who had a great round, gave their opposition a bit of a thumping, winning six-and-four, and the next three results all went the same way with Mike Davis and ‘H’ Thompson, John White and Paul Blay and finally Bruce Harcourt with Dave Atkinson all winning, three up.

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The unexpected whitewash of Fingle Glen gives Sidmouth a good chance of being competitive when they visit Fingle Glen for the return leg.

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