Bristol beat Bowdon 4-2
In the semi-final held at Cheltenham, Bristol took a 2-1 lead into lunch, with only Bowdon's Ken Cooper being able to halt the Bristol tide. Ken capitalised on an error by Dave Kibble, who retrieved his partner ball (rather than the striker's ball) after a long rush and only realised his mistake when removing the clip from 4back, on what would probably have been a finishing turn.
In the afternoon, Dave rapidly despatched Brian Kerr and Ed Duckworth beat Ken sealing the match win. Brian Storey completed his comeback win with a TP after Richard Smith came to grief with his straight rover peel. At which point the finely balanced Goacher / Walters game was abandoned to allow the homeward journeys to commence before the traffic worsened.
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