However, despite all these advantages, the LMEGA contrived to lose all five of the morning fourballs. The opening pair of Rob Draisey and Steven Spencer went down 2 and 1 and it got no better than that. The deadly duo of the Captain and Jan Rommer failed as did David Hardy and new member Noel Harwerth, Colin Griffiths and Derek Raphael and Alex Heath and James Proudlock.
Five down at lunch left the LMEGA a hefty uphill task in the afternoon singles which meant that we had to win 8 of the ten afternoon matches to win the match. Sadly, only two wins came our way as James Proudlock clinched a 2 up victory and Derek Raphael won the last match 4 and 3, while Jan Rommer and Rob Draisey managed halves.
The end result was a 12-3 defeat and the LMEGA v BEGS plate stays with the Old Lady once again.