YORK Indoor Bowls Club's ladies did it again as they came from 18 shots down to beat Cumbria 82-71 and reach the quarter-finals of the national Yetton Trophy.

The Thanet Road side picked up 42 shots while only dropping 13 over the last 16 ends across all four rinks to snatch victory and set up a last-eight tie against South Forest, of Mansfield, a week on Saturday, starting at 11am.

York beat South Forest on their way to the final two years ago.

At home, the rink of Carol Banks, Pauline Armitage, Sue Kirkpatrick and Helen Woods were keeping York in the game as they were in control of their contest, leading 26-4 with five ends to play. They finished with a magnificent 33-8 victory.

Lynda Parker, Laura Clarke, Zoe Eagles and Helen Walker trailed 19-14 with five ends to play before drawing level with a five then taking the lead for the first time with a single. It was level again after the next but a three on the penultimate end set them up for a 23-21 win.

In Carlisle, Dot Kennelly, Betty Richardson, Melanie Brooke and Linda Harrison found themselves 18-2 down at the half-way stage then 22-7 with five ends to play.

But, vitally for the aggregate score, they won all five and only lost 22-18.

Joan Jackson, Maureen Walker, Sheila Turpin and Carol Instone also found the going tough but, again importantly for the final score, they did not lose any of the last four ends in a 19-8 defeat.

York's men, however, had disappointment in their Denny Cup tie against Cumbria as they conceded the tie trailing 77-45 with three ends to play.

Cumbria had led 24-7 after only five ends, then 47-16 at the half-way stage. With York unable to settle, that lead became 66-30 before the contest ended prematurely, the North West outfit going through to a quarter-final against Nottingham which ironically is to be held at Thanet Road a week on Saturday.

At home, Phil Parsons, Graham Brooke, Craig Newton and Mark Clarke came from 12-3 down to 13-8 before dropping 10 shots over the following three ends. Concession halted the game at 23-9.

Stuart Smith, Neal Macdonald, Paul Mooring and Dave Stroughair played well but were up against a team who could hardly go wrong. The Cumbrians led 23-6 going into the last end where York picked up a super seven to make their final score 23-13.

In Carlisle, Ken Griffiths, Malcolm Lewars, Kieran Earnshaw and Jason Parkinson pulled back from 15-8 to 15-14 before dropping a three then a single, making the score 19-14 as the game closed, while Alan Vowles, Mick Cooney, Jeff Normanton and Tony Horobin picked up singles on their last three ends to make their final score 13-9.

Meanwhile, New Earswick were pipped 32-29 by Doncaster in the Yorkshire Double Rinks competition, the contest going to the last end.

Earswick's home rink of Ralph Tiplady, Tony Abbot, Kevin Liddell and Paul Dawson got off to good start in their 18-ends match, picking up four at the first. However, they lost the next six to go 10-4 behind, with Doncaster still leading 14-6 after 13.

The Earswick team won four of the last five ends, including two threes, but went down 15-14.

At Doncaster, Colin Ellis, Gary Jones, Colin Pickup and Bill Waldie trailed 9-1 after six ends but won six of the next seven and, with the help of a couple of threes, took a 12-10 lead after 13 ends.

The two sides matched each other over the next four, with Earswick going into the last leading by one shot, but they dropped a three to go down 17-15.