Avalon A & B Home To Burnham & Berrow Sunday 10th June Match Report
Avalon A Match Report
Firstly, on behalf of the A Team we would all like to say a big thanks to Neil & Jordan for all their efforts and support for both teams on Sunday, and to the club for allowing a BBQ which hopefully everyone would agree was a great success, even promoting comments from our Burnham opponents such as “why can’t we ever do something like this at Burnham, it’s such a good idea and great way to end the day”
Given the fantastic support for both teams this year, first off was two reserve games against the Orchardleigh B team, Gary Quin & Joe Hearn followed by Jordan Andrews & Nick Lemon, both pairs won their games and showed form for future matches.
First out was Matt Bullus & Liam Litterick, and although I believe they played well and had a close game, the difference in the end came down to the putting prowess of one of their opponents who apparently just didn’t miss a put all day, so unfortunately this game was lost 2&1.
Second out was Simon Addison & Paul Lewis who continued their strong start to the season with a fantastic 7&6 victory, this included an eagle on the 2nd from Simon and in the end their opponents just could not take it anymore and retired to the bar without finishing the full 18 holes, great work gentlemen.
Third out was myself & Neil Jelly (the dream team from previous years), and given that I made some last minute changes to the pairings (again sorry to Jordan) we just had to win this game, thankfully started with an impressive eagle on the first (if I do say so myself) and followed that with a sandy birdie on the second, this put our opponents on the back foot for most of the game and was sublimely finished off by Neil with a 30 foot birdie on the 14th to close out the game 5&4.
Forth out was Simon Curtis & Peter Foote, two steady heads that I was confident would frustrate their opponents into submission, and thankfully that is exactly what happened with a good strong 3&2 win, added congratulations to Peter on his first full game for the team, well played gents.
Last out was Rob (steady) Edney and our newest addition to the team Stan Ford, a pairing that would wrap up the match in style with Rob chipping in on 16th to win the game 3&2, congratulations to both but especially to Stan for his first team win, first of many I’m sure.
In the end the match finished with a 4-1 win which effectively cancels out the 4-1 loss we had at Burnham a few weeks ago, so all in all was a great performance and perfect why to continue our league campaign.
Thanks again to everyone for their support, our next match will be Sunday 17th June away to Enmore park, onwards & upwards.
B Team Match Report
On what was a glorious day, we welcomed Burnham and Berrow to Orchardleigh with a double header with the A team.
Firstly congratulations to Alex Fraser and his team for a 4-1 thumping of their opposition. A fantastic result.
Sadly the same cant be said about the B team after a 2-3 loss.
Gary Jefferies and Paul Cornish teed off first and managed to get a great half, being 3 down with 4 to play. Next up, Matt Gaisford and Simon Barnes lost for the first time this season 3 & 2, but Dan Duncan and Andy Gattiker reversed that result with a great win. Steve Regler and Phil Brocks were next up and unfortunately lost, so the team waited for Chris Roach and Sean Mcguiness. Being 1 up coming up 18, hopes were high, but with Sean going in the water and Chris going, what we thought was out of bounds, but actually wasn’t, lost the last, so drawing their match.
Need to say a big thankyou to our Captain Neil Mcguiness for arranging such a great day. The BBQ after the match was a great success, with everybody watching the players come in.
Orchardleigh B team