Pearl Badminton CLUB
20101102 PearlBC V RAF vets
On Tuesday 2nd November PearlBC again fielded a team of old boys to face the might of the RAF
Last years fixture resulted in a cracking match with the RAF boys triumphing 5 - 4, so another close match was eagerly awaited.
With Nick and Drew unavailable PearlBC had two new faces from last year with Andy T and John M joining the team.
First pairing Kevin & Jon lost the first end 13 - 21 against the RAF first pairing of Simon Gaines & Chris Egan before fighting back to win 21 - 19 in the third. Straight sets victories followed against the second pairing of Dave Colman & Al Jackson and the third paring of Paul Ruthven & Alex Cruckshank.
Second paring Martin & Cookie also started with a 3 setter losing the first end against the seconds 20 - 22 before turing it around to win 21 - 12 in the third. Another tough 3 setter followed against the thirds losing 12 - 21 in the decider. Energy levels were waning as they lost 17 - 21 17 - 21 to the firsts.
Third pairing Paul & Andy T got off to a slow start going down in 2 ends to the third pair. They improved against the first pair but still lost in 2 ends. This left their last rubber against the seconds as the match decider. As expected this was a toughie wining the first end 22 - 20losing the second 15 - 21 and finally edging the third end 21 - 18.
Final result RAF vets 4 PearlBC Vets 5!
Well played everyone, thanks Dave for organising another fantastic fixture and excellent post match refreshments!