Uphill narrowly beaten in thrilling climax

PUBLISHED: 10:40 25 October 2017

Uphill Badminton Club Under-10s.

Uphill Badminton Club Under-10s.

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Uphill Badminton Club A team were narrowly defeated by Clevedon Feathers A in a thrilling encounter.

Last week saw Uphill Badminton Club’s A and C team, along with junior Under-10s and 18s in action.

The A team at home to Clevedon Feathers A were involved in a thriller. The team line-up was Becky Halfpenny, Paul Edwards, Christy Cole, Matt Cole, Emily Page-Symonds and Mark Edwards.

Feathers took the first mixed versus Paul and Becky in two games before Matt and Christy levelled it up winning theirs. Mark and Emily took the final mixed to put Uphill 2-1 up.

The one and two men’s and ladies both went to Feathers to go 3-2 up, with Becky and Emily losing in two, before Christy and Emily won to make it 4-3.

Matt and Mark cruised it to level at four-each. The decider saw Mark and Paul win the first before going down in next two to leave Feathers 5-4 victors in the night.

Uphill C team took on Pill C with the team of Anna Bickell, Lewis Gilbert, Heather Russell, Archit Singhal, Lucy Loud and Ben Moore all on top form.

The opposition sadly only arrived with two ladies which put Uphill 3-0 up from the start. The Uphill six all proved too strong winning all six live rubbers in two games to win 9-0 and extend their lead at the top.

Uphill Under-10s had a six-a-side friendly match which saw a mammoth 54-game match inside two hours. After the six singles rubbers, St Ursula led 9-3, with Meggie and Yitian getting wins.

Into the doubles element, St Ursulas took this 22-8, before concluding with six more reverse singles which St Ursula won 10-2. The overall score being 41-13, but a great experience of matchplay for both sides.

Well done to Uphill players Aidan, Roman, Sean, Meggie, Lin and Yitian.

The Under-18s took on their counterparts, coming out 10-0 winners. The team of Dong Hao, Jack Rickwood, Harry Gardner and Lewis Gilbert all played well in a comprehensive victory.

The first four singles were all won in two games except Dong, who was taken to three ends by Alex.

The doubles were one-way traffic with the boys in top form. Again just the one rubber went to three with Dong and Lewis winning 15-8, 8-15, 15-11.

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