Following the very successful results of the previous event we had teams in Divisions 5, 4, 3 and 1. Unfortunately we were without some key players as Calum and Iwan chose to go ski-ing instead of playng badminton (how dare they!). This meant that Team Manager, Cliff, had to play up some players and enabled him to give others a chance.

Division 5 saw the D Team (Scott Davies, Calum Artell and Sara Jones) minus a player lose to Llanferres B and also to Deeside B.  Charlotte Ince stood in as the missing player just to give the others a game but her points didn’t count.

The C Team (Charlotte, Ann-Louise Barron, Calum Beck and Jamie Cooper) in Division 4, tried hard and managed to draw with Castell Alun C but lost on points, 63 to 70 – hard luck!. They then lost to Llanferres A who were much tougher opposition.

Then the B Team (Jaegan Fuller, Daniel Cooper, Luke Williams and Gareth Ellis) played Mold C and Castell Alun B in Division 3. This was much stiffer competition and they lost both matches though with some close scores against the Mold side.

Finally it was the turn of the A Team (Matthew Jones, Eithan Johnson, Cerys Brackenbury and Jack Southall) who with two of their regular members away faced a formidable task in Division 1 being drawn against Mold B and Mold A. They played incredibly well and although winning only 1 game (the Doubles game by Matthew and Eithan against Mold B) this was enough to give them the edge over the other team in the Division (Castell Alun A) and meant they stay up for the next event. So very well done them!!

Considering everyone had to play in a higher position than they normally would they should all be congratulated for their efforts and well deserved Cliff’s lollipops.

The next match is on Saturday, 5 February at Flint Leisure Centre – see you there!

Junior Match Secretary