At the neutral setting of The Star Inn, Wenhaston earlier today, The Three Horseshoes North Cove, (qualifiers by virtue of their best 'runners-up' record this season), crossed swords with Aldeburgh Boules Club, in the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League 3rd/4th place play-off match.
Evenly match throughout the early exchanges, at half-time the score was locked at 1 game all. By the end of the second round, the match was still delicately poised at 2-2. In normal events this would be a drawn match, but today we required a winner. Therefore a tie-breaker game was required.
Despite the considerable best efforts and skill shown by the North Cove side, Aldeburgh managed to edge ahead and finish the match 3-2.
Well played to both sides in what was to be the pre-cursor to the main event.