A good effort

It was all systems go for England today at Chantilly. With France in the lead, 7.5-3.5, after yesterday England needed to gain some momentum early on. After four well-played foursomes matches the points were halved in the morning, taking the total to 9.5-5.5. France now only needed 3 points in the afternoon to win the trophy.

England had other plans though and it turned out a real nail biter in the end. France quickly secured two points with Levy beating Lewis and Lespinasse beating Pepperell. After that the match really got tight!

Tommy Fleetwood recorded an impressive win against the European Individual Champion Victor Dubuisson and he was followed by Shadbolt and Hodgson who nicely closed their games 4/3 and 3/1 respectively. Paisley got his match to all square after a great birdie on 17, Nixon was 2 up and Abbott 1 up. At this stage it was looking like England was going to get out of jail. In the end the match slipped away from England though with all these three matches ending up all square. This was enough to put France across the line and record a 13-11 victory.

Watch Tommy Fleetwood comment on his and England’s performance:

For second day and final scores click here.

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