Foresters B on fire against second placed Blades

Foresters B produced a first class team performance to dent Blades title challenge with a 6-3 victory and it could have been worse,George Hazell had to fight back from two games down against Mark Collins and Matt Craig to grind out fine victories.Matt,Mark and Lewis Mayhew all defeated Steve Pound and Steve Barby comfortably.

Gary Bristowe scored a fine maximum against Blades B with wins over Graham Carter,Colin Jones and Erik Van Mol.He was supported by Chris Pullinger who opened his account with a convincing victory versus Colin Jones.This result gives Copthorne some breathing space at the foot of the league opening up a gap on Horsham B.5-4 to Blades.

Barrie Gilbert was the only regular player in the Crawley Community A v Foresters D fixture,Along with Robin Stace and Shaun Parsley Community coasted to a 9-0 win against,Barry Cheer,Richard Steel and Don Thomas.

In the final match of the evening Dennis Hayden prevailed 11-4 in the fifth over young Luke Gallagher making his debut for Foresters C.Gerry Pugh was pushed to five by Holly Holder and Nick Smith while Holly took Bonzo the distance also.8-1 to Foresters.

After breaking down and walking the last five miles Rory Scott still managed a maximum and was only troubled by evergreen Johnny Clarke winning 6 in the decider.JC beat Tom Pomej and Tony Morris and Dave Steel and Mike Robinson both defeated Tom.5-4 to Horsham Spinners.

Adam Daley was petrified when called up for first team duty against Crawley Sports.He was Man of the match with three fine wins over Joe Comper,Graham Beaney and probably his best ever victory against John Robinson.Craig Bryant and Wes Bush Harris won easily as Foresters extended their lead at the top.

Andrew Sharland making his debut for Horsham A had a good win against Graham Green and held six match points at deuce in the fifth before going down to John Callcut 16-18.Graham Barnes defeated John Callcut and Graham three straight and survived a blitzing from Sai Man Yau to squeeze home 9 in the fifth.Chris Vincent beat Sai in four and lost narrowly to Graham in five.

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