‘A’ Team Through to Semi Final

Eastbourne Downs ‘A’ Team scored an impressive home win against Seaford in the quarter final of the Optimus Plate on Saturday with an impressive win over Seaford Blatchington

New pairing Mark Lester & Ian Moon got the match off to a great start winning 2 & 1. Club Champion, Shaun Harrison & Will Fairbairn maintained their impressive foursomes record with a 6 & 5 win. A 2 & 1 defeat for Scott Simpson & Ben Dawson set nerves jangling before Nigel Smith & Phil Manser secured a tight 1 up win to take the Downs into the afternoon singles 3 – 1 ahead.

The 8 singles were never going to be easy playing off scratch against a Seaford team which included an ex European Tour player and generally lower handicappers. Early wins for Mark Lester, marking his return to the team after a long absence, and Shaun Harrison, keeping his successful run going, sent confidence soaring and victories for Will Fairbairn, Scott Simpson & Phil Manser  secured the match 8 – 4.

The team will meet Sedlescombe in the semi final at a neutral venue on Saturday 16th August