Looking to maintain our unbeaten 2015 home record, Hustlers went in to tonight’s game with the hope of doing the double over old friends, British Legion Extras.
Once more, first leg got us off to a flying start, with Gary getting hat would prove to be our first 9 and 40 (along with top score) of the night, hile ensuring we took an early 15-pin lead. Second leg were not so lucky, with Mark coming up against the Extras’ top-scorer and AS striking his lowest score of the season (and our bottom score of the night), as they dropped 14 pins, but still retaining the lead by the narrowest of margins at the halfway mark.
Surely failing to take anything in the raffle was some kind of omen, as third leg were to fare even less well – matching second leg total, but dropping 17 pins, to see the lead swing in favour of the Extras. And so the anchors had another chase to bring the game back. Even with Neil laying claim to Barry the Brasilian Beaver (and so becoming the proud oner of both our rodents), they couldn’t quite manage the task and dropped another seven pins, to see our happy home record finally slip away.
It’s away at the Saracens next week to take on Golden Miller and possibly secure our first double of the season.
2/2/15 v British Legion Extras @ Suffolk
1st leg total 104 v 89
2nd leg total 94 v 108
3rd leg total 94 v 111
4th leg total 106 v 113
Grand total 398 v 421
WON by -23