Mens 2 v Paces 2 - (H) - 27/10/14

The second home match of the season for Men's 2 saw the visit of former Ecclesfield residents and old friends Paces 2. The team consisted of regular pairing Rich J & Rob plus new pairings of Dave H & Shiraz and Dave W & Clive.

The match got underway with Rich & Rob taking on a tricky 1st pair who kept everything going and made life very difficult. The boys took a while to adapt to their opponents game in losing the first end before battling back to win the 2nd before narrowly losing out in the decider. This pair went on to comfortably dispose of both our other pairs in straight ends, never easy to win points against and as the night wore on showing a more clinical side to their finishing of points.

The second pair were a different proposition with a venomous smash mixed with plenty of errors. Dave H & Shiraz were the first to take them on and also the first to take an end off them. Unfortunately the opponents rallied and improved in the other 2 ends to take the win. Dave W & Clive also managed to take an end but ultimately came up short against a pair who seemed to improve across the 3 ends. Finally Rich & Rob took them on and again took an end but couldn't finish the opponents off in losing out in another deciding end.

The final pair saw 2 older stalwarts who were a mixed bag of good shots, good defence and a few errors. Dave W & Clive were unlucky to lose out against this pair in a tight 3 ender. IN the same way Rich & Rob couldn't quite get the better of them but Dave H & Shiraz did manage to register a victory in the final game of the night.

So a disappointing 8-1 defeat at home, we would hope to be more competitive against the same opponents on their home turf.