NEW Earswick Falcons saw off club-mates the Ospreys 105-45 when they met in the Yorkshire Over-55s League second division.

The Falcons, relegated last year, picked up the full 14 points from the encounter.

The Ospreys rink of Gordon Fratson, Vic Reed, Alwyn Anderson and Gary Stockton picked up five consecutive singles to go from 6-4 down to 9-6 up against Graham Lockwood, Rod Walker, Brian Birch and Tony Abbot.

But the teams were later all square at 12-12 with three ends to play of a close game, the Falcons going on to win 15-13.

The Ospreys' Vic Thompson, Dave Toms, John Taylor and Bob Barrett also ran Dave Imeson, Bill Nuckey, Dave Elcock and Barry Johnson close.

They scored a four at the second end and, while they trailed 10-4 after seven, they won the next five to lead 12-10. It was later 17-17 before the Falcons picked up a four and won 21-18.

The Falcons' Colin Ellis, Barry Harrison, Mick Head and Bill Waldie had a more comfortable 23-7 victory over Howard Darrell, Bruce Dobson, Kevin Potter and Eric Cookson. They had led only 9-5 after 10 ends but went clear thereafter.

Bob Elliot, Brian Hardcastle, Dick Osguthorpe and Ralph Tiplady had an even bigger victory. They trailed 3-1 to Dave Booth, Dave Counter, Dave Hutchinson and Terry Bellwood after four ends but rattled in two sevens, a six and a five on their way to a resounding 46-7 hammering.

Meanwhile, New Earswick lost 81-74 to Selby in the Denny Plate - despite winning two rinks.

Colin Ellis, Dave Imeson, Colin Pickup and Bill Waldie began with a five but, with a four at the seventh end, M Mansell’s rink levelled at 9-9.

Earswick eked out a 16-13 lead after 13 only for Selby to score eight straight shots including a five at the 14th to go 21-16 up.

Earswick again fought back and scored a three at the last to win 25-23.

Andy Humphreys, Gary Jones, Ralph Tiplady and Paul Humphreys led J Phillips 21-6 after 15 ends to set up a comfortable 26-12 win.

However, Earswick's other two rinks lost.

John Harrison, Brian Birch, Mick Head and Paul Dawson won only three of the first nine ends yet still led 8-6. G Whitehead’s Selby rink, though, won the next five to lead 14-8, and, although Earswick fought back to level at 15-15 with two to play, Selby scored a two to Earswick’s one for a 17-16 victory.

Crucially for the aggregate, Bob Elliot, Tony Abbot, Andrew Fothergill and Kevin Liddell only won five ends against R Wood and lost 29-7.