Stan­hope make the most of home wa­ter

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

STAN­HOPE An­gling So­ci­ety started their cam­paign for the An­gling Times Van den Eynde Su­per­cup 2007.

This is a knock­out com­pe­ti­tion through­out the whole of the UK.

This year the team were pre­sented a home draw against Cinque Ports As and West­lodge AC no easy task.

The venue was Stan­hope’s club wa­ter The Moat at Park Farm.

Each team con­sisted of seven an­glers and was to be de­cided on points gained from the seven sec­tions.

The weather on the day was not kind for those fish­ing the pole with gust­ing winds and heavy rain, none the less there were no dry nets.

Stan­hope utilised the home ad­van­tage and with the aid of Dave Ayr­ton Turner as bank run­ner won through with five sec­tions win and two sec­tion sec­onds.

In­di­vid­u­ally the top weight was Steven Home­wood 38 lb 14ounces Stan­hope, sec­ond Bill Jones 37 lb 15ounce West­lodge and third Lee Tal­bot Stan­hope 18 pound.

Team po­si­tions Stan­hope 19 points, Cinque Ports 13 points and West­lodge 10 points.

The Stan­hope team on the day was Kevin Palmer, Lee Palmer, Craig Palmer, Steven Home­wood, Rikki Eg­gles­den, Lee Tal­bot and Steve Crump.

Stan­hope are now hop­ing that the fates will be kind to them with an­other home draw in the next round.

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