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Bowls: York's title tilt fades against Scarborough flair
9:00am Thursday 31st January 2013 in Sport
YORK Indoor Bowls Club’s division one title hopes in the Yorkshire League all but disappeared as they were beaten 85-79 by Scarborough, losing by 15 points to three.
Dave Stroughair’s away rink finished first. After overturning a 13-4 deficit to go into their last end leading 16-15, they dropped a three to lose 18-16.
Next to finish was Paul Humphreys’ home team, who had come from 6-1 down to lead 9-6 and then hit back from 18-15 down to go into their last end 20-18 before dropping a single.
Dave Attwood’s team pulled the score back to 21-18 against them going into the last before dropping a two to lose 25-18.
Last to finish was Mark Clarke’s rink in Scarborough. They put in a good performance in a high-scoring game, but it was too much to ask for an eight on their last end to secure an aggregate share of the spoils.
However, they scored two to earn a creditable 25-25 draw from their game.
On Saturday, York look to get back to winning ways as they play third-placed Selby.
In division two, New Earswick play Hornsea in a must-win game in their promotion push.