Melbourn II vs Active Fitness I
Tues 28th August
Melbourn won 10-5
Melbourn 2nds hosted Active Fitness from Stevenage for this Herts Div 5 fixture.
Roger Woodfield (3) played first and struggled to settle down as his opponent surged ahead to 11-5 but then a strong recovery saw the Melbourn player take the first game 15-13. The second game followed a similar pattern with the Roger winning 16-14. The third game was up and down but Roger took it 15-12 to close out the match 3-0.
The second string match was even more closely contested with Sean Hamilton (2) having to come back from losing the first game 15-17 to take the second game 15-9. When Sean took the third game 16-14, it looked as though Melbourn might cruise to a win. However, the Stevenage player fought back to win the fourth game. The deciding game was a dramatic affair with the points being shared until Sean managed to win 17-15 and the match 3-2.
With the fixture now won, it meant some pressure was taken off Colm O’Gorman (1). Colm lost the first game but came back to win the second 15-11. However, his opponent then powered ahead to win the next 2 games and the match 3-1.
Skipper Roger Woodfield said “This was probably the closest and hardest fought fixture of the summer campaign. So, it was particularly satisfying to come out on top and win 10-5. Everyone stepped up and played extremely well”