Uphill A team get back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 12:20 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 15 November 2017

Uphill Badminton Club.

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Uphill Badminton A team got back to winning ways with an emphatic 8-1 victory over Winscombe.

Uphill Badminton Club A team got their first win at the second attempt following a narrow 5-4 opening day loss.

The team of Matt Cole, Paul Edwards, Mark Edwards, Christy Cole, Becky Halfpenny and debutant Isabel Mullen all played well.

The mixed all went the way of Uphill with Paul and Becky winning a thriller 23-21 in the decider after being 20-18 down.

The men’s again all went to Uphill despite a tough test against the Winscombe trio, with Mark and Matt being taken to three ends.

The ladies saw Winscombe pick up their sole success with Juliet and Pai defeating Christy and Becky, before both teamed up with Izzy to take the final two games and leave Uphill 8-1 winners on the night.

The men’s team saw them take on Winscombe in their fourth home match of the season.

The team of Dennis Tsang, Tony Lewis, Gilbert and Ben Moore all put up a good fight. Despite many close games it was only Dennis and Tony who managed to pick up a win leaving Winscombe as 5-1 on night winners.

An Under-14 friendly between an Uphill six of Lewis, Hannah, Isaac, Riley, Ginni and Roman took on a combined six from Portishead/Clevedon/Uphill of Georgia, Lewis, Finn, Sophie, Abi and Aidan.

This was a well-matched affair with many players new to inter-club matches. All 12 players gained at least one win and it was a good experience for all.

The singles were lost narrowly 7-5 by Uphill, with Portishead also edging the doubles to run out 25-17 winners.

The Under-16 team of Zion, Chen, Elliot, Millard, David Gumus and Erin Pullen all played well and got the teams campaign off to a winning start.

The singles started well with Zion, Elliot and David all winning in two games. Erin had a thriller against Kate, losing out in three.

Portishead took the first doubles, before Uphill stepped it up winning the last five doubles in straight games to gain a 8-2 match victory.

Player of the match was David for winning all four of his rubbers.

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