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Wroxall ‘A’ Win Over Wroxall ‘B’!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Match Reports, News | 0 comments

Monday night 13th November saw the first of two League matches involving both Wroxall teams, which found Wroxall ‘A’ marching ever onwards in their quest to remain at the top of Division 3 and Wroxall ‘B’ still looking for their first win of the season.

The match started out pretty much the way it continued throughout the evening, with both sides mixing together whilst not on court, amidst much friendly banter and light hearted ribbing. This does not mean to say, however, that both sides did not take this match seriously, as both were looking to get something out of it and claim bragging rights over the other – and so let battle commence….

The 1st set saw the ‘A’ pair of Carl Freeman & Linda Lucas up against the ‘B’ team pair of Simon Jilley & Elaine Sharp (who had kindly stood in for unavailable Callie Hatcher). Game 1 saw the ’A’ side pair in pretty much dominant form with Simon & Elaine putting up a spirited defence, but not having played together before, struggled to find their rhythm and lost 21-11. They found an improvement in the second game but not enough to stop Carl & Linda also winning that one 21-15 to put Wroxall ‘A’ ahead 1-0 in the match.

Set 2 had the ‘A’ teamer’s Roy Freeman & Vanessa Allen pitted against the ‘B’ teamer’s Harry Rann & Gill ‘Tiger’ Osborne, who looked to be recovered from her unfortunate injury two weeks previously.

Once again the ‘A’ team simply proved too strong a pairing for Harry & Gill who despite making some great shots and producing good rallies, were unable to stop Roy & Vanessa emerging 21-13, 21-9 victors to put Wroxall ‘A’ ahead 2-0.

The 3rd set didn’t provide any relief for the ‘B’ team either as Clayton ‘Captain Phillips’ Simpson & Sarah Mcwilliam paired against Trevor ‘Three Games’ Duffield & Jenny Gardner, also won their set, despite a determined fight from the ‘B’ team pair, in two straight games, by a 21-6, 21-15 margin. Match score now 3-0 to Wroxall ‘A’.

Set number 4 saw the first of the mens pairings and this time it was the ‘A’ side of Carl & Roy Freeman versus the ‘B’ side of Simon Jilley & Harry Rann. Yet again, despite a great showing from Simon & Harry amidst clever shots and good rallies, the ‘B’ side were unable to stop the top of the division side from demonstrating exactly why they were top of the division and winning in another two games; 21-14, 21-11 to put Wroxall ‘A’ within one set of match victory at 4-0.

The 5th set didn’t vary from the previous four as ‘A’ side Linda Lucas & Vanessa Allen faced off against the ‘B’ team pairing of Elaine Sharp & Gill Osborne, who set out determined to at least slow their opponents down. Unfortunately, although they, like their previous team mates, put in a great performance and made their opponents earn every point, were unable to find their way around the ‘A’ team’s current form and once again the ‘A’ side of Linda & Vanessa won 21-14, 21-14. Thus sealing the match win for Wroxall ‘A’ at 5-0 to them. The only question was, could Wroxall ‘B’ get something out of this match before the last set?

Alas, set 6 proved no better for the ‘B’ side than any of the prior sets; where ‘A’ siders Carl Freeman & Clayton Simpson were up against ‘B’ siders Simon Jilley & Trevor Duffield who, provided some entertaining and creative badminton and making Carl & Clayton sweat a bit, drew the first game to a very close 22-20 win for the ‘A’ side. But could not sustain this enough in the second and lost this game too at 21-15. Match score now 6-0 to Wroxall ‘A’.

The 7th set had Linda Lucas & Sarah Mcwilliam from the ‘A’ team pairing off against the ‘B’ pairing of Elaine Sharp & Jenny Gardner, trying hard to get at least one victory for their side. Once again the dominant ‘A’ side were simply too well on form and ‘on game’ to be stopped  and Elaine & Jenny lost, after a well fought battle, to Linda & Sarah with a 21-14, 21-13 outcome in the ‘A’ side’s favour. Match score 7-0.

On court in set 8 was the ‘A’ pairing of Roy Freeman & Clayton Simpson facing off against the ‘B’ team’s Harry Rann & Trevor Duffield, who, once again, put in a splendid performance. They were, however, unable to stop a team that, at the moment, seems unstoppable and once again the ‘A’ side of Roy & Clayton emerged 21-14, 21-15 victors to put Wroxall now at 8-0 in the match.

The 9th and ultimate set followed exactly the same pattern as all the previous 8 sets had; with the ‘B’ side fighting a terrific fight but just not able to match up to an ‘A’ side  that is full of confidence and not making any real mistakes. In this case it was Vanessa Allen & Sarah Mcwilliam from the ‘A’ team matched against Gill Osborne & Jenny Gardner from the ‘B’ team. Vanessa & Sarah won the first game 21-12, but Gill & Jenny put up a terrific fight in the second and it looked like the ‘B’ side might get their first win of the night. But the ‘A’ teamers were just able to hang on to their lead, eventually winning by an incredibly close 21-19. Final result: 9-0 to Wroxall ‘A’.

This was just the result the ‘A’ team needed to maintain their top of the League position, but not at all what the ‘B’ team wanted. The end result, however does not really reflect the quality of the badminton played by the ‘B’ side and one can’t help but feel that with the quality of play that they displayed this evening, had they been up against any of the other teams in this division the outcome might very well have been vastly different. They were just unlucky to be up against their fellow club members who are currently at the top of their game. So congratulations to the ‘A’ team and keep on keeping on, commiserations to the ‘B’ team but well done on a fine performance. We are eagerly awaiting a very different result from your next match which is at home this coming Monday 20th November at Wroxall Community Centre against the Ventnorians starting at the usual time of 7:00pm so – GO ‘B’ Team GO!!

p.s. The League table will be updated at the weekend once the other match results are available.

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Mallet Cup 1st Round – Wroxall Whitewash BCA

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Match Reports, News | 0 comments

Wroxall’s Mallet Cup campaign got off to a roaring start when they beat a stunned BCA side 5-0 to progress through to the second round.

This 1st round match was expected to be a tough one by Wroxall, as two of their ‘A’ team players, who are currently unbeaten at top of division 3 + four from the ‘B’ team were pitted against BCA, who are also currently unbeaten at the top of Division 2. It was in many ways a tough match indeed, but we suspect everyone on both sides were surprised by the eventual outcome that resulted in straight 5 set victory for Wroxall.

Set 1 featured Roy Freeman & Sarah Mcwilliam on a +2 handicap against the BCA side’s -6 and the Wroxall pair not only maintained that gap but increased it in the first game to win 21-10, but kept the gap consistent throughout the second to win that one 21-13 to get Wroxall off to a flying start at 1-0.

The second set saw Simon Jilley & Callie Hatcher on court next with a +6 handicap against BCA’s -4. This was a much tighter match, with BCA threatening to, but not quite able to close the gap in game one to, leave Simon & Callie 21-13 winners. However in game two, BCA not only closed the gap but overtook the Wroxall pair to win by 17-21. But they weren’t able to repeat that in game 3, which left Simon & Callie to emerge game & set victors at 21-18. Match score 2-0 to Wroxall!

Set 3 with Harry Rann & Jenny Gardner saw, what was probably one of the two most contested games of the evening. Harry & Jenny on a +8 handicap were matched against a BCA side with a  -2 handicap. Game one proved a challenging one for the Wroxall team and they had to fight very hard to keep a minimal lead but came out ahead at 21-20 (no point setting in this Cup remember). This seemed to take the wind out of the BCA team’s sails somewhat and Harry & Jenny were able to capitalise on this and increase their lead to win by a 21-7 margin. This put the match score at 3-0 and the odds were looking, against all the odds, very much in Wroxall’s favour. Remember that with the Mallet Cup it is the first side to 5 sets that wins the match, then its game over, so BCA had a real challenge on their hands now, but we are all well aware that they are quite capable of coming back from this sort of deficit.

The 4th set, however was not going to be the one where they do it. Simon Jilley & Callie Hatcher (+6) were up again next, against a BCA team on -6 and this simply proved too big a gap for the opposing team to overcome. Simon & Callie produced some outstanding badminton to win in two straight games 21-10, 21-15 to put Wroxall even further ahead at 4-0 leaving BCA with a mountain to climb, could they make a fight back in the next set?

Well, yes and no was the answer as, Roy Freeman & Sarah Mcwilliam (+2) who were in outstanding form in this set, were matched against a BCA team on -2. Roy & Sarah won the first game by an astonishing 21-1 margin and this all looked very promising for Wroxall. However game number two was a very different beastie, with the BCA side coming back very strongly and putting Roy & Sarah under some very real pressure. The Wroxall pair could possibly have prevailed in this game too were it not for Roy who, having over reached somewhat on a high shot strained his all ready problematic back, curtailing his movement around the court. Despite battling through the pain, he & Sarah were unable keep their advantage and eventually lost the second game 19-21. The third game was looking to be headed in much the same direction as the second, with the BCA pair playing some great shots and Roy & Sarah unable to produce their first game performance level. But, with the game level at 15-15, we saw Roy grit his teeth and with determined looks on both his & Sarah’s faces they set about a fight back, drawing out a 3 point 18-15 lead and keeping ahead from there on in, to win by 21-18; giving Wroxall a match score of 5-0 and victory thus, progressing them through to the next round of the Cup.

This was an entertaining evening of badminton, nobody watching the performance put in by the BCA side would have expected such a large winning margin by the Wroxall team; with the opponents playing some great shots and producing really good rallies and fighting all the way, so many commiserations to them and we wish them well in the Plate competition.

However, the handicap difference plus the form that the Wroxall team were in, was simply too much for them to overcome on the night and so many congratulations must go to Wroxall for putting in such a fine and determined performance to produce an outstanding win. Well done team and good luck in the next round.

The next game will be involve both teams as it is Wroxall ‘A’ v Wroxall ‘B’ at home on Monday 13th November at Wroxall Community Centre starting at the usual time of 7:00pm. So ladies & gentlemen pick your side and come along and cheer them on, as for this coward, he’s firmly sitting on the fence – see you all there!!

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Wroxall A Whack in Another Win!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Match Reports, News | 0 comments

Wroxall marched ever onward with their fourth win in a row, when they played Cowes A at the West Wight Sports Centre on Thursday 2nd November.

This match, however, was much closer than the ‘A’ team’s previous matches as Cowes were trying their hardest to break Wroxall’s unbeaten run, it was, despite their best efforts, not to be; as Wroxall racked up another victory to keep them firmly at the top of the table.

Wroxall started off well with the first mixed pair of Carl Freeman & Linda Lucas setting the tone by winning the 1st set in two games; 17-21, 11-21 to put Wroxall ahead straight away at 0-1.

Set 2 saw Roy Freeman & Vanessa Allen follow confidently on the heels of Carl & Linda by also winning their set in straight games with a very consistent 17-21, 17-21. This now put Wroxall at 0-2 in the match.

The 3rd set didn’t quite go to plan for the third pair of Clayton Simpson & Sarah Mcwilliam, but it did go to three games. The Wroxall pair won the first game 19-21, but had the tables turned them in the second to lose 21-19 and lost out to Cowes in the third as well by a 21-13 margin to bring the match score to 1-2 to Wroxall.

Set 4 and the first of the mens pairs, saw Wroxall back on track with the team of Carl & Roy Freeman winning another two gamer with a hard fought 17-21, 18-21 victory, now putting Wroxall further ahead in the match at 1-3

The 5th set featuring Linda Lucas & Vanessa Allen, saw the pendulum swing firmly back in Cowes favour and despite the best efforts of Linda and Vanessa to battle it out for the full three games; they were unable to stop Cowes emerging 21-9, 19-21, 21-17 victors. Thus pulling another one back for the home team and putting the match score now at 2-3.

The 6th set showed that this was going to be one of those see-saw events, with neither side willing to give an inch and fighting for every point and every game until only the most determined pair would emerge the winners. In this case it proved to be the Wroxall pair of Carl Freeman & Clayton ‘Captain Phillips’ Simpson who came out on top, after fighting it out for the full three games as well. The final result 17-21, 21-17 and an incredibly close 20-22. This now put the Wroxall side within one set of a match win at 2-4 and the odds in their favour. However, the way this evening was going anything could happen.

Just to prove my point, set number 7 swung back, yet again, in Cowes favour with yet another 3 gamer and the home side pushed all the way by the Wroxall pair of Linda Lucas & Sarah Mcwilliam. They started off well with Linda and Sarah winning the first game 19-21, but were unable to maintain the pace for the subsequent two, losing both in 21-17 and 21-12 to bring the match score back to a much closer 3-4.

The question was; would it swing back once again in Wroxall’s favour or could the home team beat the odds and level the match to leave it all to play for at the end of the penultimate set?

The answer, in this case, despite the fifth three game set of the evening, was that Wroxall would continue their winning ways. The last mens pair of Roy Freeman & Clayton Simpson sealed the deal for Wroxall with yet another hard fought, closely contested 21-19, 12-21, 19-21 win, that brought the match score to 3-5 to Wroxall and left Cowes to try and close the gap once again in the last set, and wonder what might have happened had luck gone their way in one or two of the earlier sets.

And so, it came to pass in set number 9 that, the home team did indeed manage to close the gap yet again. Only this time it made no difference as the outcome of the match had all ready been settled in the previous set. This didn’t mean they weren’t going down without a fight though, as the last pairing of Vanessa Allen & Sarah Mcwilliam led Wroxall to their only two game defeat of the evening, losing out to Cowes 21-14, 22-20, to leave the final score at 4-5 to Wroxall and yet another win under their belt.

Commiserations, but well done to Cowes ‘A’ for putting on such a fine performance and as result producing some top notch & entertaining badminton throughout the evening.

Many congratulations to Wroxall who, once again, showed grit and determination and some outstanding badminton to maintain their position at the top of the table. Keep up the good work!

There are no League matches next week as it is the first round of the Mallet Cup, and for Wroxall this means a home match at Wroxall Community Centre on Monday 6th November, where they will be competing with BCA to see who will go through to the second round; so come along and cheer them on!

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Wroxall B’s Disappointing Start

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in General News, Match Reports | 0 comments

Wroxall B’s opening match of the season was away to Newport B at the Drill Hall Newport on Thursday 19th October.

This newly formed team, comprised of some well established Wroxall players and two who were not only new to Wroxall but to League competition as well, did not, unsurprisingly, perform as well as the ‘A’ team have currently been doing.

It always takes a new team a few games to find their feet and develop their own style of play and that was certainly evident here.

The 1st set saw the new kids on the block, Simon Jilley & Callie Hatcher up first, and considering it was their first time playing together in a League competition, they put on a fine performance. It was a close fight with a lot of really good rallies, but unfortunately Simon & Callie just lost out in two games 21-16, 21-19, to put Newport in front 1-0.

Set 2 saw newly appointed team Captain Harry Rann paired with Jill ‘Tiger’ Osborne, and even Harry would agree that it is fair to say that he wasn’t on the best of form for his season opener. Whether it was a slight case of nerves at being captain for the first time or simply being a little bit rusty after the summer break, he & Jill couldn’t quite find the form needed and lost in two games also at 21-14 and 21-12 respectively to put Newport further ahead at 2-0.

The 3rd set saw Trevor ‘Three Games’ Duffield & Jenny Gardner on court next and in this instance Trevor couldn’t quite live up to his soubriquet as he and Jenny also suffered a two game, 21-15, 21-13 loss to bring Newport now up to a 3-0 lead in the match. The question now was, could Wroxall make any inroads into Newport’s lead?

The result of set number 4 would suggest a positive in that regard as the first men’s pairing of Simon Jilley & Harry Rann were up next and gave Wroxall some hope.

The first game didn’t go to plan and went to Newport at 21-16. However, Simon & Harry quickly found their rhythm as a pair and set about rescuing the set in the subsequent two games, 16-21, 15-21, to bring the match score back to 3-1 in Newport’s favour.

Set 5 saw another close match involving another first time pairing of Callie Hatcher & Jill Osborne, who, despite losing the set; fought for it every inch of the way. They lost the first 21-14, but fought back in the second to win 18-21, but couldn’t quite maintain the pace in the third and lost 21-10. Match score now 4-1 to Newport.

This was now looking like Newport’s match to lose, but Wroxall weren’t going down without a fight and the 6th set demonstrated that clearly as the pairing of Simon Jilley & Trevor Duffield almost pulled another one back for Wroxall. But it was not to be as the Wroxall pair fought an incredibly tough 22-20 first game and an almost as close 21-18 second game to just lose out. Close but no cigar! 5-1 was the score now, and the match to Newport.

Unfortunately the 7th set provided no relief for Wroxall either as, the ladies pair of Callie Hatcher & Jenny Gardner struggled to find their feet as a team and went down to a straight two game loss at 21-11, 21-11 to put Newport even further ahead at 6-1.

However, Wroxall weren’t quite finished for the evening and produced one final hurrah, with Harry Rann & Trevor Duffield putting in a great performance.

The first game was a really tight, point for point match with Harry & Trevor emerging the eventual victors at 20-22, and then picking up the pace to take the second in a slightly easier 13-21 win to claw another set back for Wroxall to bring the score line to 6-2.

With the 9th and final set now upon us the question on everyone’s lips was, could the final ladies pair of Gill Osborne & Jenny Gardner add to Wroxall’s meagre tally for the evening?. Sadly, alas, for Wroxall the answer was no, as, despite putting up a good showing Gill & Jenny lost out in this last set by 21-14, 21-10 to leave a final result of 7-2 to Newport.

Many congratulations to Newport B on their fine win, I’m sure they’ll do well in the League this year.

Wroxall B and their supporters shouldn’t, however, be disheartened by this result. It is, after all, as previously stated; a brand new team with some players who are new to league competition. Overall it wasn’t a bad first outing and on first look showed a lot of promise for the rest of the season. I’m sure that once Harry Rann settles in to his new role as team captain and the team find their own style and rhythm of playing together, we will rapidly see improvements in their performance.

Their next match is a home one at Wroxall Community Centre on Monday 30th October against Cowes B starting at 7:00pm, so we’ll see what happens then.

See you there!

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Wroxall Stun Vectis B

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Match Reports, News | 0 comments

In what turned out be an exciting evening of badminton, Wroxall A turned in an almost near perfect performance, dropping just the one game throughout the whole match and earning them a result that will surely boost their confidence for the rest of the season.


Set 1 featuring Carl freeman & Linda Lucas got off to a blistering start, with the number1 mixed pair coming out 21-9, 21-11 victors in a quick 2 game set to put Wroxall 1-0 for the match.


Set 2 was a slightly tighter affair but never the less the mixed number 2 pair of Roy Freeman & Vanessa Allen maintained the pressure with another 2 straight game win at 21-19 and 21-13 respectively, to put Wroxall further ahead 2-0.


On court for set 3 was the 3rd mixed pair of Clayton Simpson & Sarah Mcwilliam, who proceeded to follow their team mates’ example and set about securing a 21-8, 21-9 two game win with much alacrity.

Match score now 3-0 in Wroxall’s favour, and it was beginning to look very much like Wroxall’s night.


The first mens pairing in the 4th set continued in much the same vein, with Carl & Roy Freeman securing their win with yet another 2 game decider scored at 21-7 and 21-18 and really putting the pressure on Vectis with a mighty 4-0 lead. Vectis didn’t seem to have an answer to Wroxall’s onslaught this evening and with just one set left to seal the match for Wroxall they had a mountain to climb.


The result of the 5th set, the first of the ladies pairings, put the outcome beyond doubt as Linda Lucas &Vanessa Allen put the match in Wroxall’s pocket with a 21-15, 21-16 victory over the Vectis opposition, putting Wroxall now 5-0 up and achieving the match victory.

However, at this point it must be said that, despite the score line, every win for Wroxall was a hard fought one with Vectis B putting up an incredible fight; and there were some amazing and entertaining rallies throughout the entire match.


Set 6 saw Carl Freeman & Clayton Simpson on court next and continued to add to Wroxall’s tally for the evening, winning yet again in two straight games 21-12 and 21-13; to put Wroxall ahead 6-0 in the match. The question now being, was there anything that Vectis B could do with Wroxall in their current form, to slow them and get a win?


The answer in set 7 was maybe, as Wroxall’s first slip of the evening occurred in game one, with the ladies pairing of Linda Lucas & Sarah Mcwilliam, who seemed to struggle to find their rhythm and went down to a hard fought very tightly scored 19-21 loss. However, determined not to be the team pair that spoiled Wroxall’s,  so far unbeaten run tonight; they set about games 2 &3 with some gusto and produced a 21-12, 21-7 win to give Wroxall yet another set – match score now 7-0 to Wroxall.


Set 8 provided no relief to Vectis either as, the last men’s pair of Roy Freeman & Clayton Simpson maintained the performance level that Wroxall had shown all evening and produced another 2 game win for the home team, coming out 21-12, 21-9 victors putting the score line at 8-0 for Wroxall.


Set 9, the final set, saw the ladies pair of Vanessa Allen & Sarah Mcwilliam compound Vectis’ misery and cap Wroxall’s evening off with an emphatic and decisive 21-7, 21-11 win to round off this evening’s match with the final result at Wroxall 9 – 0 Vectis B.


This was a stunning win for Wroxall A and is sure to give them a tremendous boost in the league so a big well done to them. Commiserations, however, to Vectis B, who as stated earlier, put in a terrific performance. They fought hard in every game making Wroxall earn every point they won. They were just unlucky to come up against a Wroxall team, where every player was really on form that night, and as a result there were some great rallies and they produced an enthralling and entertaining evening of badminton so congratulations and many thanks to them and we wish them well for the rest of the season.


Well there isn’t much say after that except that Wroxall continue their unbeaten run and let’s hope that it continues with their next match which, is on Thursday 2nd November at West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater against Cowes A starting at 7:00pm so come along and cheer them on!

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Wroxall ‘A’ Maintain Their Momentum.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Match Reports, News | 0 comments

Last Monday night 16th October saw Wroxall A at home against the Ventnorians and hoping to maintain the momentum that they had started with their emphatic 8-1 defeat of Freshwater E the previous Friday.

The team was complete this week with Linda Lucas back in, after being away last week, where we had a fine substitution in the shape of Elaine Sharp, who did such an excellent job in Linda’s stead.

The 1st set saw Carl Freeman and the aforementioned Linda Lucas up first and not starting too auspiciously with a 16-21 loss. But they soon picked up the pace, winning the second game 21-12 and the third 21-13 to put Wroxall 1-0 in the match.

Up next for the 2nd set were Roy Freeman & Vanessa Allen, to see if they could push Wroxall further ahead. I think the word for this set was ‘consistent’, with Roy & Vanessa coming out victors 21-14, 21-14 to do exactly as asked and giving Wroxall a 2-0 lead.

Third pairing for set 3 was Clayton Simpson & Sarah Mcwilliam, who decided that they could do even better, and proceeded to put Wroxall further ahead, winning game one 21-8 and game two 21-7 in an impressive display of dominance. 3-0 to Wroxall now!

The 4th set saw the first of the men’s games and father &son team of Roy & Carl Freeman didn’t disappoint and maintained the status quo by emerging victors with two straight games at 21-6 and 21-11 respectively. Thus, pushing Wroxall’s lead even further ahead to 4-0, requiring only one more set for the match.

Set number 5, however was where the wheels, metaphorically speaking, came off Wroxall’s fast moving cart, perhaps not stopping it but certainly slowing it a bit, with Linda Lucas & Vanessa Allen having an uncharacteristic ‘off’ set; losing both games 14-21, 15-21 to put the match score at 4-1 to Wroxall and still waiting for that decisive set.

Set 6 saw the mens pairing of Carl Freeman & Clayton Simpson getting the wagon moving forward again and emphasising Wroxall’s determination this evening. They won in straight games with decisive 21-7, 21-9 outcome, to give the home team a 5 – 1 lead and the desired deciding set to seal the deal and give Wroxall the match win.

However, Ventnorians weren’t going down without a fight and, once again, it was the Wroxall ladies that bore the brunt of it, with Linda Lucas & Sarah Mcwilliam losing out to the Ventnorians ladies in set 7 by two games. The first one was a tightly contested 21-23, but the second wasn’t quite as close, closing out at 14-21. The match score now 5-2, but could the Ventnorians close the gap any further?

The 8th set saw Roy Freeman & Clayton Simpson on court next to try and stymie the Ventnorians efforts to pull the score back a little. Fortunately Roy & Clayton didn’t disappoint with yet another Wroxall decisive win in straight games 21-7 and 21-11 putting Wroxall now 6-2 up.

The only question left in the 9th and final set was, could Vanessa Allen & Sarah Mcwilliam up hold the honour of the Wroxall ladies or would the Ventnorians claim a third victory this evening? Well that was quickly answered as Vanessa & Sarah, despite it being a long evening and both must have been feeling tired, set about the opposition with some gusto. They won the first game 21-12 and capped Wroxall’s evening off by winning the second 21-13 to leave the final score at 7-2 in Wroxall’s favour.

So Wroxall ‘A’ march on with a 2 for 2 in the season so far, but a big congratulation to the Ventnorians who, despite the final score, made it a much harder match than the final result would suggest. There were some great rallies and every point was hotly contested, at times making the Wroxall side dig deep to ensure their victory..

So well done every one and let’s see if you can march onwards in your next match, which is a home match on Monday 23rd October at the Wroxall Community Centre against Vectis B, starting at the usual time of 7:00pm. See you all there!

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