England finish Home Internationals on a high

Towndrow Turner

England finished on a high in the men’s Home Internationals, supported by Fairstone Financial Management, after fighting back to snatch an unlikely win against Wales.

The team won 8½-6½ after a brilliant singles performance in which they won 7½ points from the 10 on offer.

After the morning foursomes England trailed 4-1, with their solitary point scored by Sean Towndrow and Ashton Turner (Image © Leaderboard Photography).

But in the singles they came out determined to do business. There was much red on the board and at the end of the session England had won seven matches and halved one – for a two point winning margin over Wales.

The game winners were Ashley Chesters, Dan Brown, Alfie Plant, Sean Towndrow, Paul Kinnear, Jamie Bower and Ashton Turner while Jimmy Mullen halved.

The Home Internationals title was retained by Ireland who beat Scotland 11-4. Final positions: 1 Ireland, 2 Scotland, 3 England, 4 Wales.

England cptain Terry Casey said: "We were very poor in the morning, with all due respect to a motivated Welsh side, but in the afternoon we were excellent from the start and never looked anything but winners. All played their part and even the two losses were not given easily.

"It's a case of what might have been. We were only third but one more point against Scotland and we would have been first."