NEW Earswick’s poor form in the Yorkshire League continued in their first game in the New Year against Hornsea, as they suffered a 118-49 defeat.

At home, John Harrison, Dave Furness, Bill Waldie and Mick Head only scored two singles in the first sixteen ends to trail 2-30, though they went on to score two’s at the last two end but went down 7-32.

Rob Domville, Dave Clayden, Andrew Fothergill and Kevin Lidell fought back from 3-9 down after seven ends, but they to lead 13-9 three ends later.

New Earswick then only scored one more single at the next 10 ends before scoring two at the last to go down 16-31.

Over at Hornsea, Dave Imeson, Paul Murray, Ralph Tiplady and Colin Pickup were only four shots behind at 3-7 after six ends though they would go on to lose their next eleven ends to go


The visitors won three of the last four ends but dropped another three at the last to fall to a 7-32 defeat.

In the closest rink of the match, Joe Barker, Bob Elliot, Gary Jones and Paul Dawson fought back from 1-6 down after four ends to lead 9-8 after 10 ends.

The rinks then matched each other and were tied at 13-13 after 15 ends.

Hornsea went on to win the next three ends to lead 13-19, only for Earswick to score a six at the 19th to level the scores at 19-19.

But Hornsea took the last two ends to win 19-23.

That left the final score as New Earswick 49-118 Hornsea, meaning that the former took no points while the latter claimed 14.