"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Harling make home advantage count

Harling are through to the semi finals of the Challenge cup after blowing away Halvergate in what is now just a one legged tie. The first session saw Harling win on all mats as the singles played by Mike Tarrant and L. Deathridge won their games 14-4 and 8-7. The fours skipped by G. Hume and M. Cunningham won their match's 14-3 and 10-3 to give the home side an almost unassailable lead at half time with the score 10-0 and 46-17 on shots. Mike Tarrant was the pick of the players for Harling on the night as he recorded another comfortable win by 13-4. David Lamb got one of the wins for Halvergate on the night with a 12-6 win but the tie was over. Ray Lamb's four picked up the other win for Halvergate who were not at full strength and missed the likes of Keith Cooke and Josh Baxter who would of certainly made an impact. The preliminary match played between Forncett and Connaught nearly produced the cups first ever tie but Connaught's last session drama saw them steal the shots to give them an 8-12 win. At half time Connaught lead 3-7 with Lee Fallows winning 11-4, Shelia Braggs four claimed a heavy 15-2 win while Owen Seckers four drew 6-6. Forncett however rallied in the singles second half as both Martin Humphries and Tony Ottewell won 13-6 and 11-6 to bring the tie level at 7-7. Rebecca Humpries four looked to have done enough for a draw when they drew their match 7-7 against Bragg but Owen Secker's four won 22-6 to give Connaught the overall shots in the second half as well to give them a hard fought 8-12 win. They now face Deaf Sports at home in the quarter final which again should be another entertaining match.