Match Reports & Results w/e 26th August 2013

Victoria “A” won again with a victory at Taunton to all but secure their status in Premier 2 and if the team had played in the first half of the season as well as they have lately then they would have been at the top of the table competing for promotion. Victoria “A” won by 11 shots with Mike Cooper and Will Harrison skipping their rinks to excellent wins. Victoria “D” team travelled to Portishead and were soundly beaten by a strong Portishead team and the match was defeated by the weather which curtailed the game to 15 ends.

Somerset County League 

Victoria “A” 63 (10) – 52 (2) Taunton (Away)
P Wyatt, J Newman, A Bray, M Taylor 17-21
P Lunn, M Fletcher, C Gazzard, M Cooper  23-15
M Campbell, H Gibbs, K Harvey, W Harrison  23-16

Victoria “D” 19-5 (0) – 48 (12) Portishead – Away
K. Leahy, J. Turton, R. Sparkes, J. Griffiths 9 – 12
G. Jones, A. Webb, J. Kerr 7.5 – 18
E. Longworth, P. Newport, D. Avery 3 – 18

In the Weston & District Over 60’s K.O. Cup Victoria Saxons lost the semi-final in the first 5 ends when they were 24 – 40 shots down. Despite a tremendous fightback in the remaining ends to pull back 14 shots it was agonisingly too little too late and Victoria Saxons lost by the narrow margin of 2 shots. The dream of a League and Cup Double has ended but Club Captain Mike Manning is confident that the League title is still to play for. Top rink for the Saxons was Terry Gatehouse, John Newman and Keith Holland with a fine win of 8 shots.

Weston & District Over 60s – Knock Out Cup

Victoria Saxons 96 – 98 Portishead RBL
M. Fletcher, K. Curtis, B. Stock 17 – 14
M. Campbell, D. Sealey, D. Hurst 21 – 16
R. Rockett, A. Barnes, K. Harvey 16 – 21
T. Gatehouse, J. Newman, K. Holland 15 – 7
P. Lunn, A. Uccellini, M. Stocker 12 – 24
J. Smart, A. Bray, M. Taylor 15 – 16

Victoria hosted Penarth in a friendly and were able to reverse the result from the early season away game winning by 16 shots. Victoria won on 3 rinks the best of them skipped by Mike Taylor with Harrison Whyte, Dave Roberts and Tony Barnes mastering the difficult rink 6 which their opposing rink was unable to read.  During the after dinner speeches Victoria Club Captain Mike Manning graciously conceeded that the overall scores in the 2 friendlies resulted in a victory for Penarth  by 4 shots.


Victoria 117 – 101 Penarth
B. Johnson, M. Willetts, J. Mingo-West, K. Harvey 15 – 18
P. Wyatt, A. Waygood, J. Newman, M. Manning 24 – 15
M. Milliner, J. Smart, A. Shattock, P. Leadbeater 11 – 18
W. Nicholls, C. Chudley, E. Sage, M. Campbell 14 – 22
T. Gilbert, G. Richards, A. Uccellini, M. Stocker 24 – 13
H. Whyte, D. Roberts, A. Barnes, M. Taylor 29 – 15