Levellers win v Frome B
Levellers v Frome B
Long Sutton Levellers played host on Saturday to the Division 5 League leaders, Frome B, and won convincingly 3 games to 1 with one game halved.
The weather was again kind with sunny intervals and only a fresh westerly wind to content with, but at least the rain kept well away!.
The winning pairs were the evergreen Rob Ford & Nigel Griffiths (5&4), Nick Dennis & Dave Baker (2&1) and the ever reliable, and currently unbeaten pairing, of John English & Geoff Monks (3&2).
Rob Load and Chris Slocombe had a very tight game that could have gone either way and a half was probably a fair result in the end.
Gus Phillips and Tim Forward also had a very close game but on this occasion they lost by a hole, just failing to win the 18th which would have secured the half.
The next game is at home again on June 20th to Stockwood Vale C.
Levellers v Weston Super Mare A
Long Sutton Levellers v Weston Super Mare A
The Levellers recorded their second win of the season, 4 - 1 over Weston Super Mare A on Saturday 16th May.
The weather was sunny but windy which made for tricky conditions, thankfully the home side took full advantage and 4 of the winning pairs all won by 5 holes with the losing pairs going down 2 & 1.
The winning combinations on the day were Nigel Griffiths & Glyn Ottery (special thanks for turning up at the last hour), Rob Load & Chris Slocombe, Dave Baker & Nick Dennis and finally John English & Geoff Monks.
The next match is home again on May 30th when the visitors are Frome B.
Levellers v Wheathill A Match Report
Long Sutton Levellers narrowly lost to a very strong Wheathill A side on
Sat 9th May by 3 matches to 2. Wheathill A had 7 members of their team
with single figure handicaps but despite this were made to struggle for
Geoff Monks and John English had a runaway victory 7&6, the other
winners were Chris Slocombe and Rob Load who contrived to throw away a 3
hole advantage to stand all square on the 18th! A great par from Chris
was enough to take the match 1 up. The other matches were tight and
could have gone either way but unfortunately didn't go in our favour
and Rich Bartin, Gus Phillips, Rob Ford, Nick Dennis and Dave Baker, Nick
Gabb all failed to score.
The next match is on Saturday, home again to Weston A.
The Levellers v Weston B ~ a creditable draw.
The Levellers travelled to a sunny, warm and very windy Weston on saturday 18th to play Weston B in their first match of the new Avalon League season.
The match was played in a great spirit and the Levellers came away with a very creditable draw 2.5 - 2.5. With the away points working in favour of the Levellers the final score was 8.5pts against Westons 6pts.
The winning pairs were Tim Forward & Chris Slocombe 1 up, Geoff Monks and John English 3&1, Rob Ford and Nigel Griffiths match halved.
The Levellers next match is home to Wheathill A on Sat 9th May.
The Levellers put up good fight at Wheathill
The Levellers put up good fight at Wheathill. The Levellers went to Wheathill knowing a miracle 5:0 win would be required to avoid relegation Wheathill are currently the team on form in division 5 winning their last 5 games, however the Long Sutton Team were up for the challenge & put up a good fight, but were unable to beat the odds. The score was a 3:2 win for Wheathill, however the overall game was tighter than it sounds.
Team: Richard Bartin, Nick Stacey, Gus Phillips, John English, Chris Slocombe, Alex Lyon, Dave Baker, Geoff Monks, Nigel Griffiths & Rob Ford.
Winning pairs: Rob Ford & Nigel Griffiths, Dave Baker & Geoff Monks. Both very good wins. This unfortunately means the Levellers will now be playing in div 6 next year.
Message from Captain. I would like to thank everyone who has played this year for their support. It has been a difficult year to pull together a winning side, but I have been supported by numerous people stepping in to ensure that we were always able to put out a full side. I wish the side all the best next season & hope under a New Captain they will gain immediate promotion back up to Division 5.