St Andrews E v Hawks G 23rd Feb

Team: Richard, Graham, Harry, Charlotte S, Lily, Hannah B

Result Won 10-8

This was another crunch match for the Rubies against near promotion rivals Hawks. Richard & Harry got off to a great start coming back from 10-13 to win 15-13 and then took the second game easily. Charlotte & Hannah then won two solid games to give us a 4-0 lead. Graham & Harry were well beaten by their strong second pairing but Lily & Hannah got their act together to take the second game to make it 5-3 up after the levels. Richard & Charlotte continued their good form to win the first mixed but this was pulled back after Graham & Lily were well beaten. Harry & Hannah then won a vital game against their No 2 couple to make it 8-6 but Graham & Lily could not clinch the win. So, we were left with an 8 all classic. There was optimism in the camp as Richard & Charlotte went on court against their No 2 couple and two hard fought games saw us come out the winners 10-8 in a great match played in good spirit.
With Graham firing blanks all night it was left to the rest of the team to get the result. Charlotte & Richard deserve the gold medals for their outstanding performances in getting 6 games each but our young star Hannah also deserves a special mention in quietly picking up 4 games in this vital win.
The form book now gives us every chance of promotion or even an outside chance for the championship but in either case we need to win our last 3 games convincingly.
Graham