1st to arrive was the Cardiff #1 which caused all sorts of angst to Phil Pook when it dawned that he would have to go on first and miss out on his usual 45 minute pre-game stretch protocol. Despite this setback, Pooky put in a sterling performance to overpower his opponent 3-1.
Next up was Mike Phillips. Mike was a bit off colour, like a kebab the morning after a night out, and went down 15-10 in each game. Unlike a kebab, that's good consistency at least!
Chris Hampton made the most of poor decisions from his city slicker opponent who opted for "1" when at 14-all. Not once, but twice! Another win for Bridgend Bs, leaving us needing 1 win from the remaining 2 matches to take the match.
The good doctor Richard didn't fare so well this time, going down 3-0 in a slug fest. Too much golf me thinks.
Match 3 was an epic. Forget Liverpool v AC Milan in 2005, France v All Blacks in 1999, the Medina Ryder Cup in 2012 or the Patriots in the 2017 Superbowl - Daf Watkins' 5th game comeback eclipses them all. He cruised to a 2-0 lead, but then Cardiff finally found their wheels and got back into the game clawing it back to 2-2. Daf then proceeded to chill for a bit only waking up to find himself 8-14 down, facing 7 match balls. Having retrieved his cojones, he got it back to 14-all before how opponent called "1". The incredulous balcony gasped in anticipation of what could be the comebacks of all comebacks. Surely Cardiff weren't about to make the same mistake for the 3rd time this evening?! A tight long rally ensued but the Cardiff lad was being played with like an injured wilderbeast on the great savannah. He made a last ditch attempt at a winner but hit the tin in desperation. Bridgend were gracious winners though, he wasn't reminded that he had 7 match balls to win the whole match for Cardiff at all in the bar afterwards.
Well played all, another Great win for the Bs! Thanks to Alex for working on to accommodate our late start.