The InterClub Scratch Team playing at home in the match against Kilton Forest on Monday 19th June 2017 were:-
- Neil Collings
- Rob Ward
- Jon Kisby
- Tom Davies
- Dan Limon
- with reserve Digby Kite.
On a very warm evening - a total contrast to the conditions that had to be endured in the previous matches - the Team mustered in great spirits, knowing that the opposition were also in the same boat, not having won a match so far this season. Local knowledge was clearly going to be an important factor in this encounter, as several of the Kilton team had never experienced the lightening-fast, near-perfect Stanton greens before.
Neil once again led from the front, and in typical fashion got his head down, stuck to the task, and put first points on the board with a fine win.
Stanton 1 0 Kilton Forest
In the second match, newcomer Rob Ward played some very exciting golf, and in a close encounter won on the 18th after his youthful opponent's ball was last observed vanishing into the undergrowth on the right hand side of the fairway - never to be seen again.
Stanton 2 0 Kilton Forest
Steady Jon was in control for most of his match, and although outgunned from the tee, showed how guile, experience and exemplary course management usually prevails. Another win, and at long last, Stanton had achieved the result the Team always felt was within touching distance!
Stanton 3 0 Kilton Forest
Tom must have had an inkling that his star was in the ascendancy, and set about his task in a manner which can only be described in footy parlance as the equivalent of taking a penalty and sending both the ball and the 'keeper through the back of the net! Although Tom was not always on target (which gave his daddy-caddy ample opportunity to demonstrate his considerable ball-finding skills), his opponent was clearly rattled by such a display of raw power, and eventually succumbed 3&2.
Stanton 4 0 Kilton Forest
Last but by no means least, anchor-man Dan also sensed it was to be Stanton's night and completed the whitewash, winning by a three and two margin.
Stanton 5 0 Kilton Forest
On behalf of the Team and myself, I would like to thank all the supporters who turned out to cheer us on.
I also wish to congratulate the Team on their first and well-deserved victory this season - well played lads!
Round 5 of the InterClub on Monday 26th June is a bye for Stanton, so let's hope they use the time to good effect, honing their short game skills and (in some cases) brushing up on driving accuracy!! The next match is against Beeston Fields (A) on Monday 10th July, so for anyone who fancies a trip down the A52 to help rally the troops, your presence would be more than welcome.