1st Men’s Team win away at Woodthorpe.

Last night saw the battle of last years 2 promoted teams take place with our 1st Men’s team taking on Woodthorpe ‘A’.  We were faced with a much stronger Woodthorpe team compared to the one we beat last summer.

This team’s ability to dig in and win vital sets shone through as Conan Bellas and Craig Flint won the last 3 games of the 2nd rubber to take the set 7-5 against Woodthorpe’s top pair.

This gave Ravenshead an 8-4 lead going into the final round of matches which meant Ravenshead could win the match utilising just top pair Chris Holmes and Barry Seamons against the 3rd pair from Woodthorpe, easing the pressure on the other 2 pairs.  That proved to be the just the case with an extra 0.5 set won by Edward Blount and Arthur Buckley putting the cherry on cake!

The hard fought result is highlighted by the rare occurrence of winning the match overall but winning fewer games in total (83-80).

An away win on astroturf in Division 2.  Not bad for a hard-court village team! 🙂