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Waterside Junior league report 15 October 2016

It was good day with some ups and some downs as you would expect.

First up was Bournemouth B and all three boys played well. Harry G had a tough first match against Ben Kinch losing 0-3 but recovered later to beat Logan Hale 3-0 in his second. Jared won both his matches beating Grant Dimond and Ben Kinch 3-0 a piece. Blake S. lost to Grant Dimond 0-3 but managed a win against Logan Hale 3-0.  Overall score was Winchester 4; Bournemouth B, 2.

Next up was the toughest round of the day: Bournemouth A.

Jared fought hard but lost out to Ali Malloch, 0-3 and Matthew Stanfield 1-3. Harry G. lost out to Ali Malloch 0-3 but recovered well to beat Jack Trafford 3-2 in an exciting match. Blake S. was outplayed by Matthew Stanfield, losing 0-3 but put up a good fight in another exciting match against Jack Trafford losing 0-3. It was a tough round with emotions running high in places reflecting the closeness of some of the games. Final score Bournemouth A, 5 – Winchester, 1.

Weymouth A were a player down so Winchester had 2 walkover matches played by Ben Poulter from Southampton. It was tough going again: Harry G. lost to Jamie Blair in a very close match losing 1-3, as did Jared S. losing to Jamie 0-3 also. Jared fought hard and overcame Ethan Gear 3-2; Blake however didn’t quite get there against Ethan losing 0-3. Taking the walkovers in consideration, the score was 3-3.

We came out and beat Weymouth B quite convincingly. Harry G beating Hector Knight 3-1 and he also won against Edith Dedman 3-0. Jared beat both Ryan Dedman and Hector Knight 3-0. Blake S. narrowly lost out to Ryan Dedman with avery long first game but he won against Edith Redman 3-0. Final score: Winchester 5, Bournemouth B, 1.

Lots of emotion again for final round against Southampton. Arguably best match of the day was Jared S against Will Poulter. Both players were fighting tooth and nail and there were some blinding defensive play by both. It was a close match with Jared narrowly losing out to Will, 1-3. Harry G. also lost ou to Will 0-3 but was convincing in his win over Joe Watkins 3-0. Blake lost out to Ben Poulter, who had some very lucky shots in, the score was 0-3 but it a close call in all 3 games. Blake beat Joe Watkins with some flair 3-0.

All in all, we came second to Bournemouth A with 16 sets won and 14 sets lost. Well done lads, great effort.

Steve Sanderson

Winchester Junior League Team Captain.

 

   

 

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