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Headington win League and Cup double in nail-biting final

League Cup final 2014This year’s League Cup final between old rivals City & County A and Headington A came down to the last wood on the last end, in a dramatic finish to this year’s competition.

At the half way stage City and County were comfortably ahead as both Paul Comley and Alan Ley’s rinks opened up good leads over their Headington opponents. Howard Watts’ four kept the Headington side in the game though, with their 12 shot lead reducing the deficit over all to 8 across the game.

As the daylight started to be replaced by the floodlights at Kidlington, Headington slowly turned up the heat and reduced the gap to just couple of shots on the game, with the lead then regularly switching between the 2 sides.

With 3 of the 4 rinks having finished and Headington 1 shot ahead on the game, a huge gathering watched the closest ever League Cup final draw to its conclusion. City and County’s Paul Comley, who’s rink had battled well to a good victory, eventually finding no way through and unable to win the last end that they needed. Despite City and County winning on 3 rinks, it was Howard Watts four of Dean May, Ian Kibble-White, and Gary May that helped Headington secure a third League Cup title in 4 years with their 18 shot victory.

Sponsor Sammy Timms commented afterwards, “I’d like to congratulate both sides on a really exciting final and to Kidlington for being such good hosts. The competition has now been running for 11 years and although I’m sad to be finishing my sponsorship after all this time, I couldn’t have asked for a better final to bow out on.”

City and County A 63, Headington A 66: P Comley 21, I Snowdon 11; M Hancock 16, M Charlett 15; C Earl 10, H Watts 28; A Ley 16, J King 12.

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