Winscombe edge narrow victory over Pill

Winscombe Badminton Club edged a close match against Pill by winning the last two men’s games.

WINSCOMBE Badminton Club overcame a strong Pill side, as they secured their second consecutive win of the new season.

The round of mixed games were close, with Juliet Dormer and Matt Heal losing the first rubber, despite playing some good badminton.

The second pairing, Sarah Humberstone and Steve Dowden, were too strong for the Pill pairing, with Dowden winning some great rallies with some strong smashing. Oli Dormer and Claire Sweet overcame the third Pill pairing in two games.

The ladies’ and men’s were closely contested with the majority of rubbers going to three ends. Despite taking one end, Juliet Dormer and Humberstone were unable to capitalise on some Pill errors, as Pill equalled the scores to make it 2-2.

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In the men’s, Dowden was too strong for Pill, though the game was forced to three ends, as many unforced errors were made in the second.

Pill’s ladies were too strong and despite Winscombe’s best efforts, they took both the remaining ladies’ rubbers for a 4-3 lead.

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However, Dormer and Heal managed to play attacking badminton to level the scores, despite being taken to a third end. Winscombe wrapped up the win with Dormer and Dowden easing to victory.

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