The u18's finally played their long awaited second game of the season at the fantastic Bingley St Ives Golf Club versus the Bradford Union. On paper, the East Riding had a very strong team and where clear favourites for the match.
All looked to be going to form when Captain George Clark and Tommy Risker claimed the first points of the day with a 3&1 victory at the top of the order. Bradford hit back with two matches of their own, with a great win from being 5 down after 9 to winning 1up thanks to an incredible chip in at the last.
The next two games saw a win for each team and thanks to Bobby Beasley and debutant Jack Eastman who claim the final foresomes match meant the honours were even at 6-6 at lunch.
Into the afternoon and the contest ebbed and flowed between the two teams with the East Riding taking 4 matches out of the first 6 thanks to wins from Tommy Risker, George Clark, Will Storr and Luke Thornton. Back came Bradford with 3 wins of their own leaving the match on a knife edge. A resounding 9&8 win from Jack Eastman put the East Riding on the verge of victory. It still needed at least a half from Bobby Beasley in match number 12 to claim outright victory, which he duly delivered with a 3&2 win
This will not go down as one of the Unions greatest victories, but great teams will find a way to win, even when not playing well. A tough fixture against leagues leaders Sheffield at Scarborough North Cliff is our next fixture on Wednesday 11th August
After 2 matches Luke Thornton leads the player of the year contest by 2 points from Marcus Moore, Tom Benson, Tommy Risker and George Clark.