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Rare defeat for Wymondham gives Connaught title hopes a boost

Connaught “A” opened up the Breckland League title race with an 8-2 home win against previously unbeaten Wymondham quickly followed by an 8-2 home win against Hingham. The results narrow the gap between leaders Wymondham and second placed Connaught “A” to ten points with Carleton Rode positioned just four points behind Connaught in third place after winning 6-4 at Harling Griffins. Wymondham’s Val Vardy, John Jeffery & Jon Sparham opened with a 13-10 win against Bob Oatway’s Connaught triple but that would be their only success on an evening when Connaught would achieve a notable victory. Mike Parsons, Richard Harrison & Lee Fallows scored Connaught’s first win beating Hayley Osborne, Jack Marshall & Chris Mann by 19-10 to leave the sides level on points at the interval. After the break Wymondham found Connaught in uncompromising mood as Dave Aldous, Richard Broad & Paul McDonald beat Steve Easter, Simon Warnes & Debbie Sparham 22-12. A great start by McDonald’s triple saw them lead 9-0 after three ends but the Wymondham triple fought back to within two shots by the midway stage before the home triple turned up the heat again. On the other mat Di Quadling, Owen Secker & Mike Minshull beat David Chadwick, Andrew Jackson & Mel Barker 14-8 to complete the 8-2 victory. The absence of the talented England international Jack Pye would not have helped Wymondham’s cause as they slipped to a rare defeat that will give their rivals hope that they can end Wymondham’s domination of the Breckland League. Wymondham on the other hand will view their remaining fixtures with some confidence that they are unlikely to drop many more points before the season’s end. In the City of Norwich League Horsford Gold made it thirteen wins from thirteen games by winning 12-2 at British Rail. That result leaves them a staggering 35 points clear of second placed First Bus as well as having a game in hand. First Bus were in good form at Windows where they won 14-0. Third placed Costessey won 12-2 at home to Horsford Blue while Jarrolds won 10-4 at Taverham.    

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