After getting walloped by Trinity 1 a couple of weeks ago, we thought we would do better against Trinty 2. We were wrong.
After getting hammerd by Trinity 1 last time, we we’re hoping for better on this occasion.
The match started well with Simon Piercy and David Pugh taking the first game. Jonny George and JP Rougeolle were the other pairing but found it tough going, and it was downhill after the initial blip as we struggled against much stronger opposition.
Before long we were 6-0 behind. With the games over quickly we went to the pub which was the highlight of the evening.
Hopefully we will do better against Trinity 2 in 2 weeks time.
This was a tough night for Hunters playing against the undefeated league leaders. Ian Francis and Isaac Porter put up a strong fight in their first rubber before succumbing 24-22, 21-16 and won their second. For Tom Marsh and J-P Rougeolle things were tougher with heavy losses in the first game of each rubber but improvements in the second as they got used to the pace. After the split Trinity’s indefatigable defence saw them again win both rubbers to seal a 5 – 1 victory
Hunters 2nd trotted out straight after their Christmas break on the longish trek to Hinckley to play Trinity 1. The new sports centre at Hinckley wasn’t too tricky to find – even if the car park was (for some of the team). A very nice venue and good facilities for badminton, despite them setting up a table tennis court between the badminton courts. Tonight’s team was Steve Turner, Aseem Sharma, Simon Piercy and David Pugh.
Trinity provided some well needed points for Hunters 2 on the reverse fixture, so we went into the game with some confidence. This was quickly overturned when both initial rubbers went Trinity’s way, 2-1 in games.
In the next two rubbers Hunters upped their game and this time came out the victors in straight games.
With all to play for going into the split, David and Aseem secured their win fairly easily, while Steve and Simon took their first game and squandered a small lead in the second. In the final game, Trinity had the edge, and took the rubber.
So despite Hunters winning 9 games to 6, the match score goes down as 3-3. Another well earned point.