ARCHERY: County trophy for Spalding team

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ARCHERS from the Spalding-based Silver Spoon Bowmen have won the Lincolnshire county team trophy for the first time in their recent history.

The awesome foursome of Abbie Spinks, Lisa Spinks, Lynn Fisher and Henry Mynott delivered the accolade as Boston’s Pilgrim Bowmen played host to the annual Lincs County Outdoor Championships.

Shooting in weather that turned from early morning sunshine to heavy rain, the Bowmen once again showed their strength in depth taking away several trophies.

In addition, an inaugural team challenge took place between archers from Lincolnshire and Norfolk and representatives from Silver Spoon Bowmen shot for both the junior and senior county teams – who both triumphed over their rivals.

The juniors once again led the way, with Amy Gott winning the junior lady recurve event and Ryan Mountney landing the junior gent compound trophy.

One of the stars of the day was Abbie Spinks, as she smashed the county and club record en route to glory in the junior lady compound.

She also produced an iconic shot called the “Robin Hood” – which means Abbie’s arrow pierced the end of the arrow her competitor had already fired at the target.

Henry Mynott just failed to claim a clean sweep as he came third in the junior gent recurve, despite setting a big personal best on the way to another club record.

Meanwhile, Stephanie Mountney scored the same total as the winner of the senior lady compound event but lost first place as the winner had scored one more gold than her.

Another among the medals was Dan Smith, who was third in the senior gents’ compound event.

l A HOST of new members were put through their paces at the Silver Spoon Bowmen’s latest beginners’ course.

Among them was eight-year-old James Metcalf, who is now the Spalding club’s youngest member.

Visit www.silverspoonbowmen.org.uk for more information.