Sidmouth senior success over two legs against Minehead

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Sidmouth Seniors travelled to Minehead for the return fixture of their two-legged match, writes Chris Grubb.

Sidmouth travelled with a 5-1 advantage after the first leg in East Devon.

Captain for the day, Bruce Harcourt, led out the first pairing with Paul Blay.

Bruce and Paul had a good round up to the ninth when the opponents got a hole up and then followed it with a two on the 10th and a fine chip in to the 11th to go three up.

The Sidmouth pair battled on, but had to finally concede on the 17th losing two-and-one.

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Dave Stone and Terry Blackler lifted spirits with a fine all square fight that was a very even match against much lower handicap players gaining a half point.

Despite being a very experienced pair Ray Gunston, club captain, and Colin Mitchell met their match against an excellent pair from Minehead and duly lost out on the 14th losing five-and-four.

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In what turned out to be a close fourth game Chris Grubb and Colin Paddon put in a good performance with Colin Padden having an exceptional day with his putter, to get a vital two-and-one win.

An equally good performance came from John White and Bob Winstone who fought all the way for a draw and a valuable half point.

The two Kens, Price and Rothwell unfortunately were well and truly beaten.

With the pressure off there was some consolation on the 14th hole when Ken Rothwell got nearest the pin prize for Sidmouth.

The score for the day was a loss of 4-2, but that gave the overall honours to Sidmouth over the two legs of 7-5.

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