Uphill A team top the league table

PUBLISHED: 11:56 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:56 07 November 2018

Uphill Badminton Club.

Uphill Badminton Club.

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Uphill Badminton Club A team top the league table after defeating Portishead.

Uphill Badminton Club A team took on Portishead A and came away with a 7-2 victory.

The team of Paul Edwards, Matt Cole, Mark Edwards, Emily Page-Symonds, Christy Cole and Becky Halfpenny all played well.

The mixed and ladies were all won comfortably in straight games. The men’s were a far closer affair with firstly Matt and Mark going down 21-18 in a decider before Paul and Mark also lost out in two tight games.

The 7-2 victory gives the A team two wins from three and currently top position in the table.

Uphill C took on St Katherines B in what turned out to be a thriller. The team of Paul Wright, Ben Moore, Marcus Pan, Heather Russell, Beth Chadwick and Lucy Loud all played well.

The mixed went to Uphill 2-1 with good two-set wins for Ben and Beth, followed by Marcus and Lucy.

The St Katherine’s nunber one man was a talented young player and despite some close games, took both his two rubbers. Ben and Marcus gained a solid win 21-13, 23-21.

The ladies were even closer with Heather losing with Beth, but then winning in three with Lucy. This left the match at four apiece. The last match went 21-19, 19-21 before the deciding game went to St Kath’s 17-21.

Special mention to young Marcus making his senior league debut at 12-years-old and winning two of his three rubbers.

The Under-18 team of Lewis Gilbert, Ben Moore, Alana Burstow and Emily Aldridge travelled to Chipping Sodbury to take on Yate in a league match.

With Harry Gardner, Jack Rickwood and Zion Chen unavailable, the team all played well. The Yate quartet put up a good fight but Uphill had the edge in all 10 rubbers to complete the whitewash.

Along with the league match there was a mixed-age friendly. The team of Aidan, Abin, Tyler, Roman, Christos and Corey all had a blast in what turned out to be a thrilling match.

With one singles each and round robin doubles, it produced a mammoth 46-game format inside the two hours.

The singles had a host of close matches with Yate edging it 10 games to six. Into the doubles and the closeness continued with numerous 11-10, 11-9 scorelines for both sides.

The doubles aptly ended 15-apiece to give Yate a narrow 25-21 victory on the day.

Thanks go to Penny Shears, Louise King and Lucy Denning for hosting Uphill so well.

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