In a BIG Match for Ashburton, 4th. Vs 2nd. Playing away on Elsternwick Park’s Synthetic Ashy jumped out of the Blocks and raced to a nice 10 or 12 shot Lead early, with Peter Odger’s Rink up by 10 shots, Ian Lee’s Rink also up by 10 and Liz Kortum’s fighting back from an early 8 shot deficit to only trail by 4.
Unfortunately our Opponent’s wouldn’t lie down and all 3 Rinks went into the last end TIED!!! 20 v 20, 20 v 20 and 22 v 22.
Liz couldn’t quite snatch a shot with her last Bowl, and lost by 2 shots, Peter managed to take 1 shot to win and Ian, despite holding 2 on the changeover, ended up having 2 drives to try and remove a wonderful draw bowl by his opposing Skip, both missing by inches, to go down by 1.
Overall a 2 Shot Loss. Very commendable, but still disappointing after such a great early lead against the highly fancied Elsternwick Park Team.
We will probably drop from 4th. To 6th. Depending on other results, but are still well in the hunt at this early stage.