Vets capture the cup for the first time
PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 June 2011
Vets A win the Weston and District League's Archdale Cup for the first time.
TWO first division teams, Winsc Renegades and Vets A faced each other for an exciting Archdale Cup final.
The match started well for Renegades when Paul Hayward (-3) had a 3-1 win over Vets’ Peter Butterworth (0), Hayward showing why he heads the Division 1 averages.
Renegades’ Dave Williams (3) put up a great fight before finally falling to Colin Lewis (2), just losing 20 and 18. Next Vets’ Ann Sandford (6) versus Trevor Jones (1) saw Sandford win 18 and 20, pegged back despite a good start.
The following two games went one each Butterworth beat Williams 16 and 13; Hayward beating Sandford in three despite Sandford’s nine point advantage. The next point went to Vets, Lewis having two close games both 21-18 against Jones, leaving Vets 4-2 up.
It was left to Sandford, playing up to the occasion to take the winning set 12 and 15 against Williams. The match won, after some deliberation, the final two matches were played, both going to Renegades, Jones beating Butterworth and Hayward overcoming Lewis.
This was a first for Vets A, not having won the Archdale Cup before.