Last updated: 16/05/2017 at 09:34Tweet
On Sunday Frinton were hosts again for the 2nd round of the Leslie Wood in another close match against Top Meadow, with Club President Malcolm Withycombe acting as starter on a rainy morning. First pairing out of Liam Wilson and Ross McAuley won 2 & 1 against the away team’s top pair. There were also wins for Alan Morrison and Bill Burns 3 & 2, and the pairing of Murray Northover and Bob Newton 5 & 4. Unfortunately going down in two close matches were Neil Smith and Paul Mutton 2 & 1, and in a tense finish Scotty Boyle and Chris Hemingway just came up short on the last losing 1 down. Score at lunch 3 – 2 in Frinton’s favour.
At lunch and with the sun now shining Rob Long set up his singles for the afternoon.
A couple of early and big wins from Ross McAuley 6 & 5, and Paul Mutton 7 & 6 put the score to 5 -2 , but a couple of close matches going in favour of Top Meadow with a 1 down losses for both Liam Wilson and Murray Northover brought them back in it. Bob Newton stepped up and being taking the full 18 again in the afternoon held firm to win 1 up.
A solid short game performance from Alan Morrison saw him through his match to win 3 & 2 and a loss of the same score for Bill Burns meant Frinton needed just one point from the remaining 3 matches.
It was déjà vu all over again. But Frinton’s playoff man Chris Hemingway brought his point home with a 3 & 2 win and that was enough points to win the match and get Frinton through to round 3. Under Captain Long’s orders the other matches were played out, with a half for Neil Smith; but with a point to prove Scotty Boyle finished birdie, birdie to come back from 2 down with 3 to play and get his first Leslie Wood point to his name.
This was celebrated with a bull dance on the 18th green, much to the amusement of both teams. Frinton will play the 3rd round away on Sunday 25th June.