On the March

Monday 7th August 2017 9:22 am
Match Reports

"The Bay" are on the march. For the second year in succession we have reached the final 4 of the Cox Cup. An excellent display at this morning at Ashford Rail saw us triumph over a very good St Lawrence side. By a coincidence it was the same opponents that we met at the same stage last year, the only difference being that this year the game was completed in daylight. The early ends were keenly fought by both sides with "The Bay" just edging the points scored. Suddenly out of the blue St Lawrence took a 5 on both of our rinks. This gave them a overall lead of 6 shots. With due credit to our two sides they went up to the next gear and slowly fought back. This was a game that apart from the 2 x 5's  no big scores looked possible, and in fact that is how the game continued with ones and two being scored by either side. Fortunately it was "The Bay" getting the two's and St Lawrence the one's. With the rink of Dave Mason, Scott Whiting, Ian Robb and Joe Kelly drawing 14 all on the 19th end we found at the same time the rink of Terry Kelly, Shaun Woolford,  Paul Woolford and Grant Allen having played only 15 ends, also level at 15 all. What appeared  to be heading for a thrilling finish in the end turned out for a stroll as "The Bay" went up into a further gear and did not drop another shot. Joe's rink ending winning 17 - 14 and Grant's 20 - 15.

So to the Cox Semi Final and hopefully the Final which will be played on Sunday 24th (yes 24th) September at Folkestone. The team and myself would like to thank the magnificent support from (in no particular order) Joyce, Marian & Harry, Rebecca, Steve Brown, Angie & Brian, Melissa & Russell, The Woolford Clan of 5, Lyn & John, Jim Watson and reserve Bill Robb. Again thank you all, you pulled us over the line it was as if we had at least 9 players on each rink .

Tony Bishop

Team Manager