Romford edge to victory against Welling
PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 November 2017
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Romford defeated Welling 4-3 in their latest London Super League match to remain in second place, eight points behind Plumstead A, who saw off hapless Southwark 7-0.
They got off to the best possible start with Steve Woodside (27.07) claiming the man of the match award, a clinical performance rewarded with the game winning double in the sixth leg.
Stuart Patt (19.34) has been really struggling for form in his last few outings.
The bad run continued, only taking one leg in his loss as the hosts swiftly drew level.
Ian Gallagher (22.49) fared little better, and succumbed in straight legs which put Welling ahead for the only time on the night.
John Loeber (22.77) produced another steady display, requiring only the minimum four legs to restore parity.
The fifth leg saw Romford back in front, Rob Donat (21.92) seeing off his opponent in five legs.
John Costigan (22.72) again produced a disappointing display, and didn’t put a leg on the board which meant it would all come down to the final game of the evening to decide the victors.
Terry Goddard (23.30) was more than up to the task, and claimed the overall win without dropping a leg.
Next up for Romford is a return to the Prince Albert, where they entertain Wood Green on Monday evening.
The previous week saw London make the arduous journey north as they faced Durham in their latest BICC Division One fixture.
They got off to a near perfect start as the Ladies B won 5-1.
The men could not capitalise on the early advantage and were beaten 8-4 in a poor display.
This meant that the scores were level going into day two.
The Ladies A couldn’t quite get going and were defeated 4-2.
With four games to go in the Mens A, the hosts looked favourites to claim all three bonus points but a dogged display throughout yielded its rewards as London took three out of the four for a 7-5 win.
The final score of 18-18 was a surprise as the visitors were confident of a win despite sending out a weakened side.
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