Weston leave it too late

Weston were well beaten at Keynsham, despite a late fightback.

WESTON travelled to Keynsham looking to put their last defeat behind them.

The visitors got off too a good start on board two with Paul Tyler (20.51) winning 3-0, followed by Ian Cope winning 3-1. It appears Weston do not travel so well as on board one everyone fought hard, but with only Phil Mitchell winning 3-1, things were not looking good as this board went down 16-6.

The game went from bad to worse for Weston as board two suffered the same fate with only two legs won from four games, also losing this board 13-8.

Weston trailed 14-29 going into the pairs and things got even worse with the first game of pairs going down. The visitors started a fight back with Roy Staples/Darrell Brown winning 3-1, followed by Martin Vnedgemeister/Grant Mitchell winning 3-2.

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Keynsham kept chipping away, but Weston kept plugging with Paul Tyler/Paul Davis winning 3-1 and Ian Cope/Anthony Edmundson triumphing 3-2. The night was finished off with another victory in the pairs by captain Nick English/George Turnbull winning 3-1.

Although it was a good fight back in the pairs, Weston left themselves with too much to pull back, eventually losing 39-29. This was another game Weston should have dominated, but failed to deliver.

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Man of the match went to Paul Tyler for his consistent winning streak. A 180 was hit by Nick English.

The next game is at home at the 49 Club against West Somerset on December 7.

THE 49ers played host to North Somerset A and started slowly by losing the first two sets 6-0.

Ricky Harding stopped the rot for the 49ers winning 3-1 followed by Daz Paul 3-1 (21.05) bringing the 49ers back into the game. This was followed by a great performance from Mike Norton winning 3-1 (26.20), which was followed by a vintage performance from Paul Smith winning 3-0 (26.84).

It was a different story over on board two with the 49ers losing the first three sets 9-2. Adam McNally edged a tight game winning 3-2 to put the 49ers back on track, followed by Chris Thomas winning 3-1 and Clint Harding winning 3-0, giving the 49ers a two point lead going into the pairs.

The 49ers started strongly in the pairs with Bob Hadley/McNally, Steve Thirkettle/Clint Harding and finally Norton/Paul Smith all winning 3-0. A good victory by Daz Paul and John Anderson gave the 49ers a comfortable 36-27 victory.

Man of the match went to Paul Smith and Mike Norton, both hitting 180s along the way.

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