Home team Leeds proves to be too strong for Halifax & Huddersfield Juniors
The Halifax and Huddersfield team came up against a Leeds team away who had most of their players off lower handicaps than our lads and as the competition is off scratch it was a severe test for them, but the score of 24 to 12 to Leeds was closer than that would suggest.
The combination of Crow Nest Park’s James Edwards and Harry Mowl gave the H & H side a superb start in the foursomes and won comfortably with a score of 5 & 4 . Unfortunately the next 5 matches had a big difference in handicapping level and whilst they were conceding shots the Halifax & Huddersfield players lost all of them. The last 2 matches could have gone either way as 1 lost on the 17th and the other on the last hole.to give the Leeds side a 10-2 halfway lead
The afternoon singles results started superbly for the Halifax and Halifax players when Isaac Turner (Woodsome Hall) came in with a 5 & 3 victory and then was followed by James Edwards and Harry Mowl who won their matches 2 & 1 and 1 up . The score was now 10 - 8 to Leeds, but unfortunately the next 7 players matches went to Leeds as the handicap difference was too much to overcome for the Halifax & Huddersfield side . The score was now 24 - 8 to the home side with 2 matches left but then our last 2 players Louis Walsh (Crow Nest Park) and George Hanson (Crosland Heath) despite effectively giving away several shots to their opponents were superb in their clashes with the former winning 4 & 3 and the latter at the last hole to finish the match 24 - 12 in the home teams favour.
It was a really good effort from the Halifax & Huddersfield side but the handicap difference was the main reason for the loss and now with only 1 more match left against East Riding on Sunday July 16th at Outlane a win would give them a mid- table position
In addition, George Hanson was awarded his Union Tie for representing the team on six occasions, with hopefully many more to come!
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