Leaders crash to a defeat in Division One

Goons dented the title aspirations of RE Studios1 when they defeated the home side by 8 sets to 2. Lucky Obi and Jason Woodfield (Goons), winning their three sets. This was RE Studios first defeat of the season and sees their lead at the top of the table reduced to just five points over closest rivals Barlestone A and George Ward A , both of whom have a match in hand over the current leaders. RE Studios 1 came back strongly in their next match to overcome Cat “B” by 10 sets to nil to keep the pressure on their rivals.

Second placed Barlestone “A” proved far too strong for their own second team easily despatching them 10 sets to nil. They did not have things their own way in their next match however, when they came up against last season’s champions George Ward “A”. This was a very close and tense match. No fewer than four sets went to five games with a further three sets going to a fourth game. G Ward A led 5 sets to 2 at one point but Barlestone fought back mainly through the undefeated Adam Pettitt to pull back to a final score of 4 sets to Barlestone and 6 sets to GWA. Msn of the match was A Pettitt.

Hugglescote Rams won a close match with Cat “B” by 6 sets to 4. Indeed after three sets Rams trailed by 2 sets to 1 but with both Barry Taylor and Kieran Storer  taking wins in the next two sets , they went 3 sets to 2 up and never looked back. Taylor and Storer secured the doubles and the victory by beating Robert Geary and John Henshaw.

Queen’s” C” could find no cracks in the armoury of George Ward “B”, going down to a 10 sets to nil defeat at home. Rob Whittaker (GWB) was man of the match in this clash of the Barwell sides.

Cats “A” ably led by Alex Mason with a splendid maximum were just too good for Nalgo overcoming them by 10 sets to nil.

 

Mike Holt

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