Argyle Legends vs Exeter Legends 2009
The players gathered bright and early (well, some weren’t too early due to the Exeter traffic) and the ‘dressing room’ banter soon began over coffee and bacon rolls.
It soon became clear that the match would be closely fought, with fortunes ebbing and flowing as the day progressed. As the players began to come off the 18th, the early signs looked encouraging for Argyle as they were victorious in three of the first four matches but then the tide began to turn. As everyone waited for the last two pairings, the score stood at 5 - 5 but victories for Banks and ex-Scottish international, Dave Gibson, ensured the Tom Finnie Memorial Trophy stayed in the St James’ Park trophy cabinet.
Results (Argyle names first):
Jason Rowbotham bt Gary Rice
Darren Tallon lost to Keith Ford
Nicky Marker bt Barry McConnell
John Hore bt Scott Hiley
Paul Chapman lost to Jimmy Giles
Peter Darke bt Martyn Rogers
Steve Davey lost to Peter Hatch
Adrian Burrows lost to Mike Jordan
Keith Etheridge lost to Arnold Mitchell
Richard Davis bt Jimmy Blain
Dave Lean lost to Alan Banks
Terry Cook (sponsor) lost to Dave Gibson