Pontefract NEFTA W/L 8 2017 Report

It’s not that I’m not a fan of Ponty it’s more that Ponty isn’t a fan of me but I’ll try anything at least twice!

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Ponty is one big Bowl Of Doom, how anyone works out what the wind is doing is beyond my Field Target powers but I was looking forward to a day out of the house shooting some tin chickens. There was a bit of wind but not enough to come out of the kill, the light was pretty poor though, I had to bump up the ISO on the camera.

Young Dylan had cleared the course in the morning which is some mega shooting, he’s really found his form of late. I was hoping Neil Hague would also clear it to get close to shooting off 99% – that some record if you ask me. I wasn’t looking for much, I was just hoping I could sit still long enough, NEFTA Winter Leagues can often take up to 3hrs because they are so popular. It’s sometimes hard to get into a groove with 12-15 minutes between lanes but hey it is what it is.

Settled in on Lane 1 with Mark and Julian, I elected to go first, may as well, I’d got nothing to lose. I knew I would need some extra clicks due to the cold weather and perhaps a few more just for Ponty! I managed to start well enough but after missing the long kneeler it started to fall apart a bit, the jitters appeared to give me a kicking. I tried my best to ignore it and focus elsewhere but it managed to squeeze a place in my head and so I struggled on the reducers again, I’ve really got to find a working method to get around it because I would have ended up with a good score if it wasn’t for that middle section.

Word was going around that Andy and Ian were still clear and even Coop was only 1 down with 4 lanes to go, not bad for someone shooting off 10 mag. The Anston Massive really needed a good score today to stick it up Ponty and Redfearns. Coop dropped another 4 on his last couple of lanes which is a real shame but that’s how it goes sometimes. Still some cracking scores with just 3 competitions to go, check this top ten out, MEGA!

Ponty 3

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