Report from Ben:
Team: Raj & Dave; Yining & Chi; Gerry & Max
A very close encounter with Wisewood 2 at our first home fixture at Birkdale saw Max playing in his first ever competitive badminton match. With a very strong performance from the outset I’m sure Max is going to make regular appearances in the team line up.
The first round of Matches saw us taking a strong start with a 2-1 lead, Raj and Dave leading from the front with a dominant performance, something they would continue with throughout the match. The second round of matches saw Wisewood draw the scores level with their first pairing beat our newly formed 2nd pairing of Chi and Yining. However Chi and Yining would only got stronger as they worked carefully to minimise their errors going in to the last round of matches. The finally round of matches saw two quick matches from our Raj & Dave and Gerry & Max leveling the overall score to 4-4. This left the whole team to support Yining and Chi in to what was a dominating last game to bring the team a 5-4 victory.
2 wins under belt has given us a fantastic start to the season with and showing the strength in depth the Mens II team will have this season and beyond.