From beating the leagues top team last week this week was a disaster against the leagues bottom team. As we hear the news that 3rd place could be a promotion spot this year there was confidence beaming through the team, however only the rink of Barry Hopkins, Jessica Hopkins and Ben Cairns could find victory with all other rinks being defeated heavily.
Making the defeat even more terrbile was Murton arrived with 2 players short and this was their 1st league victory!!
Unfortunately not even the rain could strike to escape this defeat in the Sherwood League.
On this occasion the heaviest green in Darlington was too much of a home advantage and many of our players struggled to cope. 3 heavy defeats takes away our unbeaten Sherwood run.
Scott Morland who at best this season has been inconsistent and at times abysmal went to Silksworth to play singles against internationals, EBA Champions and altogether class bowlers frightens the locals.
After making it through 3 rounds to the semi-finals in a battle for £700 he had already included good wins against Gary Smith and Jason Taylor before scaring eventual winner Paul Ging who after knocking out England champion David Bolt was always a good contender.
This has given a little boost to Scott who has his 2 EBA Singles games this week at home to Vic Tunstall and Graham Peacock both of Hundens.
A great result for the team, an incredibly heavy clapped out green always suits us lot. A thumping big win for Barry Hopkins Jnr, Dave and Scott. A slender win for Barry Hopkins, Ben and Stan and a good win for Tom, Daniel and Ian. It was almost 10 points as Sandra, Jane and Tom were narrowly defeated to Addison Parks top rink.
As Trimdon have now dropped out of the league there is a possibility 3 teams could be promoted so this weeks game at home to Brandon could be vitally important.
A game that is and was always going to be comfortable. Woodland at full strength are only an average team, a weakened team was never going to be a match for our strong Sherwood League team especially with Hopkins Jnr being available to strengthen the back end.
3 convincing wins for his rink, Barry Hopkins rink and Sandra Hopkins rink – a full family destruction to get the team through to round 2!