ARCHERY: Juniors shine at season finale

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ARCHERS from Silver Spoon Bowmen enjoyed a cracking end to the indoor season at the Lincolnshire County Championships.

Competitors from the Spalding club shot two Portsmouth rounds – which is five dozen arrows at 20 yards onto a 60 cm target – with the two scores added together to produce the final winners.

The junior archers once again led the way, as Henry Mynott won the junior gents recurve competition finishing off. Having already won the Boston Indoor event and competitions in Cambridgeshire, he’s had a great season.

Another two on-song were Ryan Mountney, who won the junior gents compound and Abbie Spinks, who landed the junior lady compound. Spinks also set a county and club records for the double Portsmouth to add the county indoor title to her national crown.

Junior girl recurve archer Amy Gott was beaten into second place in her event by an archer six years her senior. However, she did set new county and club records for her age category of under-12.

The seniors shot well too, with Stephanie Mountney coming second in the senior lady compound event, setting a new club record for the double and single event with a new personal best.

Lisa Spinks came third in the senior ladies’ recurve and equalled her own personal best in doing so.

The Bowmen now switch to shooting outdoors and they are running a new beginners course at the Gleed Girls’ Technology College from the end of April. Anybody interested can visit www.silverspoonbowmen.org.uk and click on the ‘beginners’ link.