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Bowls: Extra end agony as York's Vivienne Trophy run is halted
AN extra end defeat saw York Indoor Bowls Club knocked out of the Vivienne Trophy at the quarter-final stage.
St Neots triumphed 73-72 after York had led for most of the game – 21-15 after five ends, 40-31 after ten then 56-54 with 15 gone.
Irene Paylor’s team had led the way with a great performance, winning all but seven ends to finish 26-15. They were drawn to play the extra end, but it wasn’t to be as the Cambridgeshire ladies scored the all-important single to win the match.
Pat Bracken’s team had also played well, coming from 3-0 down to lead 13-6, and they went into their last end with a one-shot lead at 19-18 before scoring a single to win 20-18.
Barbara Dawson’s side were struggling when trailing 15-5 after 14 ends, but they won five of the last seven to only go down 17-11.
Brenda Martin’s team let a good start slip away as their 10-1 advantage after five ends went to 19-11 against them with four to play. Importantly, they picked up four shots to three over the remaining ends.