ROMILLY Bowls Club bounced back from their disappointing defeat to Gilfach Bargoed last week, beating Ystrad Mynach by 22 shots.

The 88-66 win has helped to ease some of Romilly's league concerns, in what is becoming an increasingly tight competition.

Ystrad Mynach were welcomed to Romilly Park last Saturday on a fine but breezy afternoon, equally as desperate as their hosts for a much needed win.

Romilly were hit by three late withdrawals, but were able to call on Jerry Daly, Des Bannister and Fred Phillips to give the team a full complement of players.

The late changes didn't affect the 'Rom', as they got off to a positive start leading by thirteen shots by the end of the fifth, with all rinks holding an advantage.

The deficit was reduced to eight however between the sixth and tenth ends, as Brian Foscolo's rink fell four behind, but Mike Doyle's rink of Kelvyn Mills, Terry Bloomfield and Gwynne Rees offset that by taking an eight shot lead. Graham Cogbill's rink was level while Jeff Wright's rink were holding a four shot advantage, leaving the overall score at 40-32 in the 'Rom's' favour at the midway stage.

At the start of the second half, Romilly looked to dig in and build an unassailable lead and it was at this stage that Doyle's rink began to really get on top of their opponents, going seventeen shots ahead by the start of the sixteenth end.

Foscolo's rink of Gary Eastment, Paul Swannick and Alun Bryan fought back from four down to take a

one shot lead and the rink of Jerry Daly, Fred Phillips, Mel Newman and skip Wright were holding a seven shot advantage.

Cogbill's rink, including father and son Alan and Des Bannister and at third Clive 'Kamikaze' Collins, had fallen one behind by the sixteenth.

Going into the final six ends, the 'Rom' held a twenty six shot advantage and were looking comfortable for the overall win, with the home side now looking to seal all four rinks to gain maximum points.

The rinks of Doyle and Wright continued to outplay their opponents for thirteen and twelve shot wins respectively, while Foscolo's rink were involved in a great tussle with the score at 19-19 going into the

last end.

Securing the all important shot, Romilly nicked a late win to take the third rink 20-19.

Unfortunately, Cogbill's rink - despite picking counts of three on the last two ends - lost out 18-22.

Nonetheless, Romilly collected twelve points winning overall to claim the win by 22 shots.

Next week, the 'Rom' face a difficult game away to table topping Ferndale.

Romilly's 'A' team continue to struggle and are looking odds on to be relegated this season.

Difficulties with numbers has been a recurring problem this year, however there have been positives in the form of new faces turning out for the club such as Paul James, Phil Edwards, Stuart Simpson and Eric Fortt, as well as the return of Kenny Wesgate, that bodes well for next season.

Once again the Romilly club are performing well in the Munro Cup with recent wins against Penarth Rectory and Cadoxton taking them to the top of the table.

If maximum points are gained over Penarth Belle Vue in the final game of the season, that should be sufficient to win the cup this year.