Search

Silver End pair can’t break down the Ford Sports Walls

10:37 03 July 2014

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

Archant

Ford Sport’s duo make county pairs semi-finals

Ford Sports pair Bill Nelson and Glyn Walls have booked a place in the county semi-finals, but had to work hard to overcome a Silver End duo on a difficult green at Writtle on Tuesday.

All seemed to be going smoothly for the Ford boys as they motored into a 16-6 lead and they looked like adding some more to that tally as they held four shots on the next.

However, there are only quality bowlers at this level and Graham Easterbrook put in a fine wood to trail the jack and amazingly give Silver End a five count to haul themselves back into the game.

That lead was gradually eroded away and it looked like getting worse for Fords as Silver End held three, only for Walls to draw to the jack and keep them in front.

Going into the last end, they led by just two shots, but the nerves seemed to have eased a little as Nelson put a shot 
either side of the jack to count a vital two.

Back came Easterbrook again to remove the shot bowl, but fortunately not the jack and when the Silver End skip did draw the shot with his final delivery, it was for just one rather than the two they needed as the match finished 18-17.

“It was a really good game and it got a bit nervy at the end, it was just a shame that it wasn’t played on a better rink,” said Nelson.

“We got there early and we could see there were patches on the green which is a shame, when you get to this stage you want to be playing on the best greens.”

Having dispatched one Silver End pair, they will now take on another in the semi-finals at Westcliff on July 12.

“We play Ryan Mann and Karl Lodge, which should be another close game,” said Nelson. “I played Karl three or four years ago in the champion of champions and managed to beat him so hopefully I can do it again.”

Nelson also faces a big game next Tuesday when he travels to Springhouse to take on Patrick Riley in the National Senior Singles Area semi-final.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

16:00
Christian Assombalonga of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers coach praises team for responding after home woe

15:00
Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Side boss recalls early woes at Motormen ahead of cup clash

14:00
Wanstead and Eton Manor under-14s face the camera

Under-14s on top in derby friendly

10:00
Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opener at Dover Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers’ efforts should have been dealt with better by Whites according to manager

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now