Monarchs and Marauders Draw

From our sports reporter – Roger Griffin

In the second game of Round 2 of the Super League, Monarchs faced Marauders, each team needing a win to close the gap on Minotaurs. In the first game, Mike J and Tony S of Monarchs soon found themselves 8-0 down against Phil and Tom and could not recover against Marauders’ accurate play, losing 13-1. In the other game, Monarchs’ Roger Green & Sean were drawing with Gareth and Michelle at 4-4, at which point Marauders stalled allowing Roger and Sean to take the lead towards a 13-4 win. So at the turnaround honours were even at 1-1.

In the second half, Mike and Tony were behind Gareth and Michelle at 3-5, when they picked up 5 points and pulled into the lead 8-5. Gareth and Michelle rallied Monarchs held their nerve and won the game 13-8. Phil and Tom started where they’d left off and raced into a 8-0 lead against Roger and Sean. Monarchs responded by taking 11 points in two ends and at 12-9 were coasting to a win, but Phil and Tom were having nothing of this, and came back to win 13-12.

An honourable draw but with Round 2 completed it’s the Minotaurs who are smiling.



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