A DARK DAY IN LYMM AS AN UNBEATEN RECORD FALLS
It is a dark day in Lymm today. An unbeaten record has fallen, We are in mourning! Where to begin?
First on to face Brooklands 5 was Rob C at 4. He quickly took apart his young opponent who did not take his beating well at all. 3-0 win for Rob.
Next up was our fearless leader Jack at 3. He quickly found himself 2-0 down, nothing new there. He got back to 2-2. Nothing new there. However he lost the 5th unfortunately his unbeaten record has gone. He will certainly bounce back though.
Roger was next up at 5. He came up against a very quick and very fit opponent and despite a valiant effort he lost 3-0. This put us one match away from defeat.
Darren, playing at 1, was next on. Sporting a new colour scheme (new bag, new racket and new trainers) he was keen to impress. His opponent was quickly slain by the Black Knight and Darren won 3-0. Scores tied at 2-2.
Finally Chris was on at 2. Again, sporting and interesting t-shirt, Chris swept his opponent aside 3-0 sealing victory (3-2) for Lymm 1.
Man of the Match this week goes to Darren’s racket for looking so pretty! 20 point lead at the top of the league maintained.
LYMM 2 EARN A CRUCIAL WIN AGAINST LEAGUE TABLE RIVALS SALE 2
Lymm 2 welcomed league table rivals Sale 2 to the Beechwood on Thursday night, knowing a win for Lymm 2 would pull them level but a loss would increase the gap to 5th in the table.
First on at 5 was Rob S. His opponent loved the long game, with almost every shot a straight drive to a good length. Rob defended well and was getting better as the match wore on and it looked like if he could steal a game his opponent would be run down. Unfortunately there weren’t enough games to do it and he lost 1-9, 5-9, 7-9. One game the other way and the result may have been different. The unbeaten record didn’t last long!
On at 4 was Keith, not playing his best and possibly slightly put off by his opponent taking a run up to every serve, Keith won 9-6, 7-9, 9-7, 10-8. All square at 1-1 so far.
The number 1’s were on next with Steve C promoted to #1 spot for the second week running. Steve continues to overpower and overcome his opponents, and despite playing quite a lot of his shots back to his opponent, they couldn’t handle the pace! The club witnessed some of the best rallies seen at the Beechwood; with reflexes that could rival Ramy Ashour. One particular rally in the 3rd game, Steve dominated the T for a good two minutes, running his opponent ragged! His opponent admitted after the game that after that rally he knew he was a goner, and it was visible to see that it had taken its toll. Steve wrapped up the match 7-9, 9-5, 9-4, 9-0.
Next up at 2 was Mark, who had already recognised his opponent as a very good player. It was clear to see from the outset that his opponent was a different calibre, who would comfortable in division 2 or 3. Mark put up a good performance with some good winners, but his serve was not on the same form as last week. Mark lost 4-9, 1-9, 9-5, 3-9.
Finally on at 3 was Matt. Matt had mistakenly been told that Keith had lost so he went onto court thinking the match was lost and there was no pressure. This seemed to work in Matt’s favour as the pressure his opponent tried to lay on him had no affect. It was a real battle of attrition and the longest match of the night. It went to a 5th game decider and even that was close, but Matt won the match 5-9, 9-6, 9-5, 3-9, 9-5 and with the a 3-2 win for Lymm 2!
Once COM 5 get around to submitting last weeks result it will show Lymm2 now level with 5th place Sale 2 on 7 wins, 5 losses, only split by points.