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Making up ground on the leaders

Created on 19/12/2016 @ 06:56
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With the leader's having their match called off, it was a chance for the chasing pack to make up ground in the Montgomeryshire & District Airgun League, sponsored by AE Autoelectrical.

Arddleen was one side to take advantage, compiling a superb 210.6 against Newtown at The Horseshoe, which could be a league record.

The visitors shot well to score 195.1, but were left wondering what had hit them having witnessed a masterpiece in bell target shooting by the home side. Out of the six scoring shooters the home side managed four possible scores and one maximum. Young Jack Francis (35.2), Sarah Davies (35.4), Nick Parr (35.4), Martin Pearce (35.6) and Richard Lewis with his maximum of (35.7). Glyn Jones completed the scoring with 33.3.

Second placed Guilsfield 'A' entertained Crew Green A at the Kings Head. With Crew Green 'A' well on their way back to their best this proved to be a fantastic match. After the first four shooters had been the teams could not be split both on 129.6 with Dan Pritchard (Guilsfield) recording a 35.3 possible.

Shooting at five, Nigel Kelton just got the better of Roger Knight putting Crew Green A 1.3 points ahead. Then came the pairing of the match, Paul Phillips (Guilsfield) v Dave Morgan (Crew Green). Shot for shot they went, Paul recording a maximum 35.7 but with Dave also recording a possible of 35.2, only loosing .5 of a point. Crew Green 'A' held on for victory by .8 of a point.

Another tight mid table match took place at the Old School House, where Guilsfield B entertained Crew Green B. The home side took an early lead however consistent scoring by the visitors’ tail end saw them claw themselves back into the match and eventually took it by only .9 of a point, 193.1 to 192.2.

A very much depleted Llanfair travelled to The Cock to take on Forden for a battle at the bottom of the league. Llanfair with only four shooters on the night had to register one of their supporters to shoot. However, regulars of D T Williams, N Lloyd, D Tooser and G Roberts with some fine shooting managed to gain a 16.3 point advantage. Rob Short, who had never shot target before, recorded a 28.2 score and because he was the lowest score, under league rules had to shoot again to make up the six scoring shooters and he went on to record another 28. Resulting in Llanfair taking the match 191.7 to 181.4

Team of the week: No contest, Arddleen for their magnificent team performance.

Match of the week: Could be one of two, but decided on Guilsfield'A' v Crew Green 'A'

Shooter of the week: There has to be two this week. Paul Phillips and Richard Lewis for their maximum scores of 35.7

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