Belfairs played Upminster in round one on Sunday and were unlucky to lose a very close contest.
The home teams from both clubs were in sparkling form as Belfairs won each of their three matches, duplicated by Upminster at their course. The final score was 3-3, so count back was needed to decide the outcome giving Upminster the win 7-6.
|Colin Parker & Simon Lawrence
|lost 1 down
|Peter Mahoney & Nigel Warder
|Dave Bucke & Trevor Innard
|Despite conceding a number of shots Ray Jones & Baz Patel won 1 up, resisting a sterling comeback by their opponents from dormie 4 up
|Jon Stannard & Andy Nash won 1 up in a tight encounter for the entire match. Each time the home team looked to close it out another spirited fight from the Upminster pair nearly saw them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
|After flying start in which Mark Gopy and Steve Tucker raced to 4 up through 5 holes,the Belfairs pair were always in control to record an emphatic 4&3 win.