Mens Feathers vs Abbeydale C, 9 Oct 2012

Mens Feathers 3 – 5 Abbeydale C

Simon O & Simon T | David W & John W | Tipue M A & Aaron G

Today’s excuse: Most of us haven’t hit a feather shuttle in about six months!

David and John, last year’s super-subs with more wins for the team than any of the normal pairings, now have a fixed place in the team. Sadly they left their winning streak in Mens Plastics 1, and lost their three games, despite two very close (and very long!) three-setters. This is much more in keeping with our normal feathers standards, so we’re sure they’ll fit in well.

Simon and Simon were more successful in their new partnership, with three straight-set wins. If they can keep the same level of play up for the rest of the season, then they can be assured of some more wins, and a team of pigs will do a fly-by to celebrate.

With Gavin ill at home, Aaron kindly stepped in to partner Tipue. They got better as the evening went on, and only narrowly lost their second game in three sets. With time running out after earlier difficulties parking before the match, and then some long matches, they knew that 10pm was approaching fast when they took to the court for their final game… and then proceeded to wait until 26-24 before winning the first set. That left only time for one more set before we got kicked out of the hall, and with Abbeydale taking that one, we had to call it a tie.

Close games throughout, and with some excellent rallies along the way, it was a good first match. With a little more luck in the three-set matches we could perhaps have stolen a victory.

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