Rickmansworth v Little Hay HFL Away Match Report Sat 18th August 2018

After last weekend’s away win, the team knew if we could get another away win in this match we would be in a great position leaving us 2 home matches in September.

It was a cloudy and very windy day which is not what we have been used to this year, but this didn’t stop some great golf being played. The first 2 groups came in with 42 points each, but home advantage told in these matches with our opponents having 45 and 48 respectively, meaning we were 9 points down after 2 groups. I was still confident with the players we had to come in that we had a good chance to still get something out of the match. 

The 3rd group did not disappoint as they came in with 44 points to Little Hay’s 41, reducing the gap down to 6 points, and the 4th group again brought home the points with 42 points to 39 points. This left us needing 3 points for a draw and 4 for the win from the last group. With all the players in the clubhouse getting wind of the situation they were poised watching the last green. 

When the last group had confirmed their match result being 40 points to us and 36 points to Little Hay meaning we got the win for a 2nd weekend in a row by 1 point, 210-209.

A big well done to the team as for the 2nd weekend in a row we had all 5 groups with 40+ points away from home. Herts Friendly League fixtures & results 2018

Well done to Ben Plumridge and Rob Camilleri who won the sweep with 44 points and kindly donated their winnings to the Captain’s Charity.   

Thank you to all that played.

Martin Bartlett, Club Captain 2018