Long Sutton 'C' Team at Weston-Super-Mare
C - Team Match Report:
Game 4 for the C team was our first true away fixture and it faced us up against Weston-super-Mare A team.
Their starting line gave food for thought as they fielded eight single figure handicappers. So pairings selected and order of play decided we set about our task in what was remarkably good weather. A rarity at Weston!
And what a tremendous result. A 3 to 2 win. So 11 points in the bag.
The lead and anchor pairings, whilst acquitting themselves admirably, were overcome by better (on the day) opponents. Sandwiched in between however, were the victorious partnerships of John Parkinson & Nige Pogson, Nigel Griffiths & Jack Hardisty and Mark Lawlor & Tim Forward.
A fine end to a fine day.
Congratulations and thank you to my team.
Next outing is away to The Mendip, Saturday 2nd June. Provisional squad listing will be posted this week as I am out of the country 23rd - 30th May
Long Sutton 'A' Team Results So Far
A - Team Match Reports:
The A Team have played 2 matches so far - Saturday 14th April v Brean (Away) and Saturday 28th April v Wedmore (Away).
Brean result - match halved 2 1/2 each.
The first fixture (Brean) was played in difficult conditions with rain and gusting winds. The team has not had the best of starts in previous years and we went with the view that a 3-2 loss taking 6 points from the match would be a better than usual start. The team battled for every point with two matches going to the last green, one being halved and one lost. We won 2 of the 3 remaining matches and ended up with an overall draw, gaining 8 1/2 points for the away fixture. A fantastic result.
Wedmore result - match won 4 / 1.
The team travelled to Wedmore off the back of the great Brean result with high hopes of avenging last years drubbing. At one point things were very close with one match lost and one won and the other 3 games in the balance. A fighting finish over the last few holes saw the remaining matches finish 2 and 1, 2 up and the last match winning on the 18th. A great team performance gave us a 4 / 1 win and 14 points, putting us in a strong position at this early stage in the season.
My thanks to everyone who played in both fixtures. We can all take great pride from the results and our performance, which I feel sure has been helped by Andrew's Tuesday nights coaching, patience and encouragement of our very motley crew!!
Next fixture - Saturday 12th May v Taunton Vale (Home).
Long Sutton “B” v Long Sutton “C” - 28th April
Avalon League Match Report
League Match: Long Sutton “B” v Long Sutton “C”
The third match of the season for both sides took place on 28th April, with Long Sutton “B” side hosting Long Sutton “C” for the return match.
The match ended in a draw which was a good result for the “C” team, but no so good for the “B” side, with the “C” side claiming 8 ½ points to the “B” team 6 points, leaving the “B” team only marginal victors for the season claiming 17 points to the “C” teams 12 ½ .
It was not a good day however for either Captain, both losing their matches heavily to their opposition.
Winning pairs for the “B” side were:
Andy Coward & Sean Bennett
Chris Binding & Rich Dore
Winning pairs for the “C” team were:
Rob Ford & Jack Hardisty
Nigel Griffith & Dave Baker
Graham Load & Steve Stopforth (“B”) also halved their match against Geoff Monks & Chris Norton (''C'')
C Team Win Report v Taunton Vale B
‘’Game two for LSGCs ‘C’ team saw us up against Taunton Vale ‘B’ who, because of a Club outing to Wales , fielded a somewhat weakened line up.
Nevertheless we can play only what is put before us and in surprisingly friendly weather, despite the dire forecast, the team prevailed with a 3 ½ to 1 ½ win.
Wins were secured by the pairings of Geoff Monks/Chris Norton, Dave Baker/Jordan Taylor and Rob Ford/Jack Hardisty, with Capt Mark Lawlor and Nick Goodliff halving their contest. Apologies Nick for putting you through the wringer with my 3 putting.
A welcome win, a welcome 9 points and a keen appetite for our next match, LSGC ‘B’ team at their place!
Thanks to Graham / Tommy, for the bespoke arrangements, and the staff at the Crown Inn, for providing the post match dinner. Enjoyed by all. Graham even blagged dessert.‘’
Thanks and regards Mark
Long Sutton Overall Success at Mockeridge Cup
Congratulations to our 3 teams ~ the best overall club in the Mockeridge Cup.
36 teams took part on Sunday 15th April at The Mendip GC
Long Sutton Placings as follows
Neil Hewitson & Phil Ross - 3rd place
Paul Wills & Luke Nutland - 4th place
Geoff Monks & ChrisNorton - 11th place