MOONFLEET A 48 V DORSET RESORT 18
With one home and one away rink Moonfleet A took on Dorset Resort in this first round match in the Dorset inter-club Knockout competition. The home rink of Gill Lock, Carole Venton, Linda Bryson and skip Anne Chislett stormed into an early lead and were 18 – 2 ahead by end seven against the Resort rink with skip J Steele. The visitors then took control of the next six ends, but only managing to pick up single shots, they were still behind 8 – 18 when Moonfleet again piled on the pressure. Scoring two six shot hauls over the following five ends, the Moonfleet rink had moved so far ahead to 34 – 9 that Dorset Resort conceded on end eighteen.
The away rink of Margaret Hooper, Mairi Mathie, Kath Desmond and skip Margaret Crawford took some to get under way and were trailing 6 – 0 after four ends against the Resort rink with skip B Champion. From this point on, though, the Fleet foursome dominated the game and only let the hosts take three more ends with single shots to bring the score to 14 – 9 by end sixteen. At this point the combined total to Moonfleet of 48 – 18 was too great and the Resort rink again conceded leaving Moonfleet to move into the next round in early March.