Melbourn 1 vs Hunts County 1
Weds 4th March
Melbourn won 17-6
The 1sts secured a vital win in their Division 1 survival battle as they beat Hunts County 1sts 17-6.
The match started on a down note as Kate Bradshaw (5) failed to find her best form and lost 3-0 to Jason Monk. However this was followed by a run of excellent performances from Malik Bilen (2), Vinod Duraikan (3) and Mark Oppen (4) who all won hard fought matches 3-1 against John Williams, Matt Beaton and Sofia Aveiro-Pita respectively, in each case the Melbourn player powering through after having stood at one game all. Matt Sampson (1) completed the victory with a typically stylish 3-0 victory over Colin Griggs to ensure Melbourn claimed 17 of the 20 points on offer to them.
The win lifted Melbourn off the bottom of the table as the season comes to a conclusion. Skipper Mark said of the match “After a long run of losses, to have won this match was an excellent result. The team all played well, which now puts us just one point clear of the relegation spot. There are still opportunities for the team to do well with our two remaining matches of the season to play.”