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Wroxall ‘A’ Win With Another Whitewash

Whilst Wroxall ‘B’ were busy earning their first match win of the season, Wroxall ‘A’ were busy demonstrating exactly why they are currently top of the heap of Division 3.

Monday 4th December saw them playing at home to 3rd in the league Cowes ‘B’ and Wroxall ‘A’ gave yet another match winning performance.

Kudos must first be given to Sarah Mcwilliam and Roy Freeman who, despite suffering the ill effects of a particularly nasty virus, not only turned up to play but played incredibly well.

Normal order of play was altered due to young Jack Hobbins from Cowes ‘B’ needing to leave early due to it being a school night.

The 1st set saw Carl Freeman & Linda Lucas up first and they started out pretty much the way the rest of the evening was to go, winning the first game by a close 21-18 and the second by much larger 21-8 to set Wroxall off on their winning run at 1-0.

Set number 2 featured Clayton Simpson & Sarah Mcwilliam on court next and they proceeded to follow in their team mates footsteps by also winning in two games 21-16, 21-13 to put Wroxall 2-0 in the lead.

The 3rd set had Roy Freeman & Vanessa Allen stepping up to the plate and they continued in a likewise fashion, winning in yet another two game decider 21-13, 21-12. Match score now 3-0 to Wroxall, could Cowes find any way in to this game?

If they could, it wasn’t going to be in the 4th set, Carl Freeman & Clayton Simpson were playing in this one  and just as in the previous sets they too set about winning in just the two games and emerged victors 21-15, 21-11 to leave Wroxall with just one more set for match victory at 4-0.

Set number 5 saw the first of the ladies sets  and this one had numbers 1 & 2 ladies Linda Lucas & Vanessa Allen showing what they could do. What they did was precisely the same as the previous Wroxall pairs and they too won in two games 21-15, 21-13 and giving Wroxall the match win with decisive 5-0 match score.

The 6th set saw the men back in action, this time with Roy Freeman & Clayton Simpson pairing up and, whilst not wanting to sound like a broken record, this was, once again, another 2 gamer also in Wroxall’s favour with Roy & Clayton winning game one 21-11 and game two 21-10. With the match score now 6-0  Wroxall were looking pretty unstoppable at this point.

However, there was still a little drama to be had yet, as set 7 saw Linda Lucas & Sarah Mcwilliam paired together this time; and they started well winning the first game 21-14, but then stumbled a little in the second giving some hope to Cowes as they won this one 16-21 , putting some pressure on Linda & Sarah to wrap the third game pretty smartly. This they did with a decisive 21-9 win to bring the  score now 7-0 to Wroxall.

The 8th set saw normal service restored for Wroxall and in some style, with son and father team of Carl & Roy Freeman winning their set in yet another two gamer with a very emphatic and consistent 21-8, 21-8 to bring Wroxall’s tally to 8-0 now.

The 9th and final set had the last ladies pair of Vanessa Allen & Sarah Mcwilliam capping off Wroxall’s evening and adding further to Cowes woes by winning in guess what?….that’s right two games! 21-14, 21-12 to bring the final score to 9-0 and another stunning victory to Wroxall ‘A’ .

Despite the score line it was a good spirited and friendly evening and Cowes ‘B’ played really well, there were some amazing rallies and really tough battles. But like all those who went before them, they were up against a side at the top of their game and with a keen desire to stay at the number 1spot in the League. So many commiserations to them, but well done on a well played match.

Well, what can we say about Wroxall ‘A’ that we haven’t all ready said, seven matches and seven wins, simply outstanding! Well done to you all, what a way to go into the mid-season and Christmas/New Year break – firmly ensconced at top of Division 3. Congratulations and keep it up next year!

Meanwhile, once again as in our previous report, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful & prosperous New Year- HO! HO! HO!

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