Ifton won the first KGJ Insurance County Cup Semi Final comfortably on Meole Brace beating 2014 winners Newport by 39. They were only 10 up after the first four though with Leighton Roberts’ 9 win being cancelled out by Chris Grocott. But two single figure winners in the middle, Martin Jones 6 and Brian Hayes 8, extended the lead to 29 despite Sam Millward’s 9 win for Newport. Three more winners at the back sealed the win with Craig Griffiths the best of those 12.
Captain Dickie Jones commented on the match. “Leighton got us off to a great start winning 9, Nick Jones from 11-5 down won 16 and Darren Lacey won to continue his good season he’s having. Brian and Martin both got off to good starts and won to single figures. Craig Griffiths and Dave Bond won 12 and 14 to seal a great win. We as a club are delighted to have reached the final.”
So Ifton will take on either Bowring or St Georges on Saturday 12th August at a Shrewsbury venue. The other Semi Final is on this Saturday at Sinclair.
Full scores are here.