Freelanders hope victory will help top flight survival

Paul Scuffham.
Paul Scuffham.

Bottom side Freelanders gave their hopes of survival in the Mill Inn Division One a major boost this week.

The big basement battle saw them face Kirton Town in the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s top flight.

For Freelanders, G. Taylor, P. Scuffham and J. Nicholson recorded a match-winning 28-12 score, which could not be matched by Kirton Town’s J. Smith. He responded with a 25-18 success.

Just above the relegation zone, Royal Mail still need some points to be safe.

They were probably unlucky to only get two against A40 as K. Sharp was 12-8 up but lost 19-12 to J. Cammack.

On the other rink, A. Hill hung on for a 16-15 win, giving A40 a 4-2 success.

Invaders looked capable of causing an upset when S. Whyers led Holland Fen’s Martin Tomlin 6-0.

But Tomlin won 24-11 and K. French won 28-12 on the other rink.

Leaders Eastenders dropped two points to an inspired performance from IBC’s M. Asplen, coming from 16-15 down to win 18-16.

With the other rink going down 25-11 it was a 4-2 win for the leaders.

A 23-9 win for Halfpints’ S. West, T. Reeson and W. Phoenix was good enough for a 4-2 win over Jolly Farmers, who replied with an 18-12 from J. Moore.

The T&B Containers Division Two fixtures were cancelled due to the snowfall.

In the Cammacks Division Three, Burtons won 4-2 over BBC. A 17-11 from C. Newham beat T. Vere’s 16-13 reply.

Bottom team Hotspurs halted the Autos’ charge for promotion with a 3-3 draw. M. Goodeson, H. Williams and D. Fox won 25-12 but G. Slack replied with the same score to share the points.

Leaders Poachers were back to form this week with wins of 23-16 for M. Dodes and 18-11 from J. Sellars to beat Shipmates 6-0.

Fairways beat Traders 6-0, H. Scarboro (24-13) and A. Hall (23-11) victorious.

Sibsey are back in the promotion chase after wins of 24-16 from A. Dunnett and 18-13 from H. Best to beat Vikings 6-0.

Central beat High Flyers 4-2 as M. Nicholls’ 25-11 beat the 21-16 reply from E. Lewis.