New Earswick Ospreys took on the York Romans in the over 55’s league, At home Gordon Fratson, Barry Shipley, Dave Hutchinson & John Taylor came from 2 ~ 3 down after five ends to lead Andy Lockwood, Noel Mallum, R. Munch & Trevor Scott’s rink 13 ~ 3 after nine ends, the Romans hit back & with a six at the eleventh end were all square at 14 all after fourteen ends & leading 17 ~ 18 with three ends to play, The Ospreys then scored a five and with a single to each side went on to win 23 ~ 19.
Steve Connolly, Gordon Johnson, Nigel Steels & Gary Stockton started with a five against C. Robinson, N. Ellis, Gordon Walker & M. Snowden but were only 9 ~ 8 up after eight ends when they scored another five to lead 14 ~ 8 They then only won three of the next ten ends to lead 19 ~ 18 with two ends to go at which they picked up two doubles to win 23 ~ 18.
Over at Thanet Road Phil Whitehead, Dave Crane, Alwyn Anderson, & Bob Barrett won five of the first six ends against Paul Waring, Ray Wynn, Dave Preece & Alan May’s rink but dropped a seven at the seventh end to be 8 ~ 9 down and were stil 9 ~ 11 down after nine ends but from this point they took control of the game winning nine of the last twelve ends for a 28 ~ 16 victory.
The match between Dave Furness, Howard Darrell, Vic Reed & Vic Thompson against Alan Braithwaite, D. Walls Alan Yoward &Ray Clark was very close with the lead changing hands several times the Ospreys led by one shot 13 ~ 12 after fourteen ends they then won the next four ends to lead 20 ~ 12 both sides then scored a double before the Romans finished with a four to lose the game 22 ~ 18.
New Earswick Ospreys 96, 14pts York Romans 71, 0pts