ARCHERY: History for five-star Bowmen

Good arrow: Silver Spoon Bowmen's medal winners show off their impressive haul from the county indoor championships. Photo supplied
Good arrow: Silver Spoon Bowmen's medal winners show off their impressive haul from the county indoor championships. Photo supplied

FOR the first time in their history, Spalding’s Silver Spoon Bowmen boast FIVE county indoor champions.

The awesome archers took the Lincoln-based championships by storm at Yarborough Leisure Centre, putting in some phenomenal performances.

Amy Gott won the junior girls’ recurve event, a feat matched by teen sensation Abbie Spinks in the junior girls’ compound.

Also on-song was Ryan Mountney, who won the junior gents’ compound with a score that would have won the senior event.

Stephanie Mountney also delivered the senior ladies’ compound with a new personal best – and indeed a club record – for the individual and double event.

In his first year shooting longbow, John Shinkin was victorious in the senior gents’ longbow event to win his, and Silver Spoon Bowmen’s, first county indoor longbow championship.

Elsewhere, Craig Shinkin finished third in the senior gents’ compound, with Lynn Fisher claiming the same colour medal in the senior ladies’ recurve.

Ian Prior, shooting in the junior gents’ recurve, didn’t figure in the medals, but had a great day shooting a big personal best score.

The Bowmen have now set their sights on outdoor competitions, bidding to achieve their aim of becoming the strongest archery club in the county.