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!
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!