Sidmouth seniors sink Minehead over two legs


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On a day that was forecasting some heavy rain a Sidmouth seniors team took on Minehead seniors at Minehead, with conditions eventually turning out better than expected, despite a strong blustery wind as is usual on this attractive links course, writes Chris Grubb.

The first pair out of John Townsend and Terry Blackler won two up largely due to Blackler’s good form. The second pairing of Colin Padden and Ken Price played well with Price getting a good birdy on the 14th, but eventually going down two-and-one.

Bruce Harcourt (captain for the day) and Bob Winstone started well and managed to hold their opponents at bay and were two up in the early stages, but three down after 13 holes fighting back to all square at the 17th, but unfortunately losing the last hole and thereby their match by one hole.

Ray Gunston and Barry Jones were up against an inform pair from Minehead and were soundly beaten. Chris Grubb and David Roberts took an early lead and never looked back thanks to Grubb birdying holes three holes in the first 10 and the pair eventually secured a two-and-one win. That success gave Sidmouth the overall lead in the two legs, but it was to get even better when the final pairing of Brian Cole and Colin Mitchell came in with a three-and-two win making the final score on the day three-all with Sidmouth claiming the match over then two legs courtesy of a seven-and-a-half to four-and-a-half score line.

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