Men’s Feathers D vs Westfield C, 5-4. 16th October.
A close fought victory for a scraped together Men’s Feathers D last night against Westfield C.
With some last minute additions to the team, Adrian to replace the newly injured Pooch (sprained his ankle while drunk the night before, a common men’s team injury!) and Rob who was technically always in the team but only really new about it 15 minutes before the match.
With the Westfield men all turning up late the match was delayed as LP1 took 3 courts to start their match. By the time the first men’s rubbers started it was past 8 o’clock!
After a strong start to the match with Abbeydale team finding themselves 4-1 after 5 it was always going to be hard for Westfield to find a way back. However they put up a good fight with a nervy end to the match (after 10pm!) with either Adrian and Gavin or Ian and Rob needing to take their last rubbers to seal the match. Luckily Adrian and Gavin decided to trouble the scoreboard for the first time in the night with a solid win as shortly after Ian and Rob crumbled from a 19-16 lead in the first to a 20-22, 14-21 loss. This left the score at 5-4 to the home team. A shaky start with many improvements to be made!