MOONFLEET A 40 V EAST DORSET A 37
Moonfleet A travelled to East Dorset where they had an up and down contest in their latest Ladies County league match. Margaret Hooper, Jill Poulter, Trixie Dempsey and skip Carole Venton had an uphill struggle against the East Dorset rink with skip J Emmerson. After five ends with the score very close at 4 – 3 to the hosts, the East Dorset rink gradually pulled away and by end twelve the Moonfleet ladies were trailing 5 – 11. The hosts remained in control throughout the remainder of the match and claimed a comfortable 26 – 11 victory.
On the other rink though, the picture was very different. Gill Lock, Mairi Mathie, Linda Bryson and skip Anne Chislett had a close game over the first five ends with the scores at 6 – 5 to Moonfleet. From then on, however, the visitors took the reins and moved into a convincing 19 – 10 lead by end sixteen. With the east Dorset rink only winning one more end, the Fleet foursome stayed firmly in the driving seat and added ten more shots to their score to finish with a splendid 29 – 11 win and a narrow overall final total of 40 shots to 37.