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Guilsfield clinch second trophy

Created on 01/03/2017 @ 07:34
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Guilsfield A have clinched their second trophy of the season after an exciting night of shooting to take the Montgomeryshire & District Airgun League's Charity Cup.

The final four sides assembled at the The Cock Inn, Forden for a format of five shooters from each team going head-to-head.

Arddleen faced Churchstoke who took the lead in the first semi-final through Jane Thomas (34.3) before Arddleen struck back with three wins in a row to book their spot in the final through Jack Francis (33.4) Martin Pearce (33.3) and Richard Lewis (35.4).

The second semi-final saw in-form Guilsfield A take on Crew Green B with the tie going right to the final match. Guilsfield A took the lead before a superb possible of 35.5 by Sue Brown brought the sides level. The next two matches were shared leading to Guilsfield's Matt Knight (34.4) edging Helen Lewis (34.1) to take the match 3-2.

In the final, Paul Phillips took an early lead for Guilsfield with 34.3 only for young Jack Francis to level the match 1-1 with his own 34.1. But Guilsfield were not to be denied taking the next two ties with young Aaron Knight edging out an off-colour Martin Pearce 33.3 to 33. Not to be out done by his son, Roger Knight stepped up to shoot down Richard Lewis by the smallest of margins 34.4 to 34.3 to seal a great win and secure their second trophy of the season.  

Shooter of the week

Three 35's scored. However the mpuld is broken this week with joint winners. Aaron Knight and Jack Francis. Two young shooters who both stood up to the pressure of head to head shooting against top class opposition and winning both their matches semi and final.

Match of the week

That has to go to the head to head between Richard Lewis (35.4) and Alan Baker (35.3)

Team of the week

Guilsfield 'A' on winning their second trophy of the season.

Success at Newport open

Meanwhile, a small team from the Montgomeryshire League went to the 2017 Newport Open and did the league proud by returning home with a nice haul of trophies.

Shooters were placed into different groups depending on their year’s average scores, ensuring that all shooters were placed with other shooters of the same shooting ability. Shooting 10 shots with a maximum possible score of (100). Five shots in shoot-offs (50).

In Group A, after a three-way shoot-off to decide the final placings, Joe Hilditch (93+47) came Runner up and Paul Gwilliam (93+44) came third.

Group B saw another shoot-off with Ian Brown (92+45) losing out by one point to claim the Runner's up spot.

Group C witnessed the league’s 'Queen of the bell' Sue Brown (89) take top spot with another superb shooting display.

The team of four consisting of Ian Brown, Sue Brown, Gary Powell and Alan Baker finished second with a team combined score of 364 from 400, missing top spot by one point.

The team of six consisting of  Jane Thomas, Paul Gwilliam, Joe Hilditch, Sue Brown, Ian Brown and Alan Baker also claimed the runner’s up spot with a combined score of 552 from 600, again only losing out by one point.


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