Dunham Forest Golf Club provided an interesting and challenging course for a terrific match as Cheshire entertained Northumberland in the Northern Counties League.
Cheshire struggled in the early stages of the morning foursomes but a half from Josh McMahon and Ben Hallam backed by a win from the old firm of Chris Chilton and Jon Beesley and another half from Joe Williamson and Joe Sephton saw them trail by just two points going into the afternoon singles.
Cheshire came out with all guns blazing in the early games with a half for Josh McMahon followed by wins for Ben Hallam, Harry Beavan, Jake Hibbert and Elliot Wakefield taking them neck and neck.
But the visitors then showed their intent with four late wins and victory for Joe Williamson by one up was not enough to see Cheshire back on level terms as Northumberland triumphed in an intriguing match.
Thanks to all at Dunham Forest for their fine off-course hospitality and organisation and to all of the officials and players on a great day for county golf.
Copy courtesy Geoff Garnett