MOONFLEET enjoyed a thrilling victory against Yeovil in this latest round of the National Yetton Trophy knockout competition.

The first home rink of Chris Rod, Mairi Mathie, Jennie Brown and skip Kath Desmond struggled over the first 10 ends and were 11-4 down when a timely five-shot haul put them back in the game.

Although Yeovil again moved ahead, the Moonfleet rink held their nerve to pick up six shots on the final three ends to finish with a 19-16 win.

The other home rink of Margaret Hooper, Di Edwards, Chris Thompson and skip Carole Venton dominated from the start and, shutting out the Yeovil quartet, were 11-2 ahead by end nine.

The Fleet ladies stayed on top and were 18-9 in front when, on end 18 disaster struck as the opposition picked up a massive seven shots to rest just one shot behind.

The Fleet foursome though were not put off as they took control of the last three ends to seal a 22-17 victory.

Away in Yeovil, Jill Poulter, Helen Monelle, Shirley Bowley and skip Margaret Crawford had a tough contest as the home rink surged into an early lead and continued to dominate.

Even five shots to the Moonfleet rink on end 19 was not enough to prevent the Yeovil ladies finishing with a 25-15 shot victory.

The other away rink of Gill Lock, Madge Churches, Linda Bryson and skip Anne Chislett had a very close first half with both rinks on six shots by end eight.

The Moonfleet quartet then took control of the middle part of the match and, with a lovely five-shot haul to help, were 18-9 ahead with five ends to go.

By now the combined scores at home and away were so close that everything hung on the last few ends.

A cheer went up as, with a 21-16 win to the Chislett rink, the final overall scores were calculated which put Moonfleet ahead by just three shots at 77-74 to carry them through to the next round when they face Taunton Deane on Saturday, November 18.