Mixed Fortunes for the Men

The Men’s first team suffered their first defeat of the season (and first since 2011) at the hands of Magdala ‘A’.  It was always going to be an uphill battle after Conan Bellas damaged his hamstring in the 1st set of the match and despite bravely attempting to play on for 4 sets was barely able to move.  The match still went down to the final rubber where we eventually lost 10-8.

Another home match against West Bridgford ‘A’ saw the team return to winning ways with a thumping 15-3 win in front of a bumper crowd of 3.  Eddie Blount and Jon Banner showed what a competitive bunch the men are by fighting tooth and nail in the last set of the match to win 0.5 against West Bridgford’s strongest pair on the day.  Just what the Captain likes. 🙂

West Brigford showed us a glimpse of their future with some young twins playing for them.  They didn’t manage to win many games (I’m sure they will next year) but went home a bit happier after firing down an ace past Barry Seamons from our first pair, much to the delight of the server and Barry’s partner! (me)