Ilford go marching on in the Thornton Cup

ILFORD Golf Club emerged triumphant in the first round of the Thornton Cup. With home advantage, Ilford were two ahead against Basildon in the morning foursomes, before winning the match 9-6. Ilford s team, captained by Mick Ryan, now have a tough away m

ILFORD Golf Club emerged triumphant in the first round of the Thornton Cup.

With home advantage, Ilford were two ahead against Basildon in the morning foursomes, before winning the match 9-6.

Ilford's team, captained by Mick Ryan, now have a tough away match against either Thorpe Hall or Warley Park.

The victorious Ilford team included Nick Hitchens, Kieran O'Brien, Matt Bayford, Tommy Costello, Mark Durrant, James Landerkin, debutant Matt Pinner and father Michael Pinner, Paul Richardson and Darren Quelch.


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