Heartbreak at Darrington for Under 18s Team

The East Riding u18's team travelled to Darrington Golf Club in the Leeds Union for their 5th match of the season.  As it stood before the match, Leeds were the league leaders having won all 6 of their matches.  The East Riding, having played 4 and won 4 were the only realistic challengers to Leeds, which would effectively make this a championship decider.

 

The East Riding got off to the best possible start with a victory in the top foursomes match with Captain George Clark and Tommy Risker bring home the first points of the day with a 4&3 victory.  That would prove to be the East Ridings only points of a disappointing morning with the Leeds Union taking a 10-2 lead into lunch.

 

A mountain needed to be climbed in the afternoon with the 'Miracle at Mid-Yorkshire' touted about.  The East Riding gained momentum early on with 3 wins in the first 4 matches but the momentum stalled with a couple of losses and a half.  This put Leeds on the verge of the victory, but a couple more wins from the East Riding asked a question of the Leeds team.  Sadly for the East Riding it was not to be as they fell to a 24-12 loss and end their hopes of lifting the Yorkshire Inter-district League

 

 

In the player of the year competition, Captain George Clark is leading from the front and with changes expected for the more senior players it looks like it is Georges to lose.  He has a 4-point lead over Tommy Risker and a 6-point lead over Tom Benson.