Southsea welcomed Arundel Aardvarks on a dry but chilly 9th May evening.
Triples were selected at 1915 and were Peter/Andy/Ray and Matt/Maz/David. Play kicked off at 1930 and unfortunately Matt/Maz/David had a pretty bad time of it finishing very quickly losing to 2, whilst the other game was still at a score of 5-2. That game dragged out a bit with Peter/Andy/Ray in general outpointing Arundel but missing all their shots. Even a change round of shooter didn’t help, and with Geoff of Arundel hitting pretty much every shot he threw, the Southsea triple went down 7-13. So 0-2 after the triples, but with the arrival of Trevor and Dawn, Southsea able to field slightly stronger teams in the doubles so hope still.
Doubles were Andy/Dawn, Peter/Mike, and Trevor/Ian. Andy/Dawn finished relatively quickly winning to 4, so still hope at that stage with Peter/Mike up and Trevor/Ian not too far behind in their respective matches. Unfortunately Peter/Mike got a lot of unfortunate kicks on their points which didn’t help, and they went down a close 9-13. Trevor and Ian were also in the fight right to the end but unfortunately lost 10-13. So, very close in the two doubles losses.
Another night could have seen Peter/Andy shoot well in the triples and run away with it, and the two losing doubles could easily have went the other way. So although a 1-4 loss, it could have been a 4-1 win with just a touch of fortune and slightly better play. So not too disheartening. Well done Arundel for ending a Southsea year long run of home match wins.
Southsea 1 – Arundel 4