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2nd Team v Staffordshire at South Staffs GC on Sunday 7th May 2017

The first league match of the season for Steve Bird and his team was to be against a traditionally strong Staffordshire side, at South Staffs GC, on Sunday 7th May 2017.

Many of the team had taken advantage of a practice round on the Saturday afternoon and they were all in good spirits as they assembled on the Sunday morning.

It is always important that the team get off to a good start in the morning foursomes, to avoid an uphill task in the afternoon. Despite the first 2 matches going against us, we recorded good wins from Duncan Macpherson & Ben Woodward and Steve Bird & Tom Mee, in matches 3 & 4. Another reverse in match 5, saw us only 2 v 3 down at lunch. 

Confidence was high that we could win enough points in the afternoon singles to overcome the small morning deficit. However, scores after 9 holes suggested that we needed to stage  a huge fightback on the back 9. Unfortunately, luck was not to be on our side and the first 8 singles all went to Staffordshire, albeit by some very narrow margins. Matches 9 and 10 were won by the Kidderminster duo of Craig Richardson and Callum Hutchinson, meaning that the final score was 4 v 11.

Steve Bird had some encouraging words for the players after the game and everyone is now focused on the next match, against Warwickshire, at Kidderminster GC on Sunday 4th June. Steve was keen to thank Dave McDermott for his continued support of his team, being present for every shot.