What a fantastic climax to an amazing season for Heatherton men.
In the last of the play-offs to qualify for promotion to the premier league, Heatherton played against Port Talbot IBC and boy did they do it in style, winning on four of the six rinks and drawing on another. Displaying determination and real team spirit, every single player contributed to a brilliant victory.
Rink scores (Heatherton first, Port Talbot skips only):
C. Davies, A. Hooper, A. Reese, J. Roberts 17; M. Johnson 17.
C. White, R. Court, C. Wynn, R. Thomas 11; S. Hill 25.
J. Haig, R. Whittaker, A. Muskett, S. Reese 23; E. Thomas 22.
S. Hilling, J. Woodford, M. John, C. Court 25; M. Brain 17.
P. Day, D. Davies, H. John, A. Whitehouse 17; J. Price 16.
P. Gilder, G. Rycroft, M. Evans, M. Jackson 26; D. Parkhouse 16.
Heatherton 119 (19) Port Talbot 113 (3).
KO Cup results: After the excitement of the Saturday game, playing the KO Cup at Llanelli was never going to be easy - the team of course gave of their best, but sadly lost on all four rinks.
Rink scores (Heatherton first, Llanelli skips only):
D. Davies, A. Hooper, A. Whitehouse, J. Roberts 13; R. Burden 15.
A. Reese, R. Whittaker, C. Wynn, S. Reese 8; K. Peregrine 23.
C. White, P. Blayney, M. John, C. Court 16; D. Williams 21.
P. Gilder, R. Court, M. Evans, M. Jackson 14; M. Partridge 30.
Heatherton 51 Llanelli 89.
Finally, a few words from Chris Court who has captained the men’s team this season: “I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in this remarkable season. We have finished the season unbeaten in the WIBA league and won through two play-offs to qualify for the Premier League. It was just a dream and now the thought of playing some of the best teams in Wales next year seems unbelievable. Thank you all for your commitment and support this year - I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you next indoor season.”