ARCHERY: Silver Spoon aces make a golden start

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AWESOME archers from the Silver Spoon Bowmen made a winning start to the New Year as they shone at the Boston Indoor Winter competition at Boston on Sunday.

Once again the name Mountney figured prominently, with Ryan Mountney – in his last year as a junior – pulverising his adult competitors in the senior gent compound, winning by 11 clear points.

Even his afternoon score beat the second-placed competitor by four points.

Also on song was Stephanie Mountney, who shot close to her own personal best to win the senior ladies’ compound event.

John Shinkin, in his first year of shooting longbow, shot a a personal best for both the single and double Portsmouth and finished second in his event.

In doing so he broke both existing club records he had set in December.

John and Lynn Fisher also retained the husband and wife trophy, ensuring that 2012 began with a golden tint for the Spalding club.