Longman Cup 2nd round match for our AC team

After a 7:45am start for their journey, our opponents in the second round of the Longman Cup, Kington Langley arrived in good time for the 10am start on Friday 30th June.  Our doubles pairing of John G and Julie T were in good form and won convincingly in a little over two hours; just before the drizzle started!  Michael C started slowly but picked up to record a close win by +5.  Andy S had a good battle with his opponent and only lost by 3.   2-1 to G&G at lunch.

In the afternoon all of the games went to time.  John was the first to finish and after a slow start pulled far enough ahead to result in a fairly comfortable win.  Andy fought hard again but the result was a narrow defeat.  Michael was leading convincingly 16-7 after the first two hours but his opponent fought back strongly to record a 21-17 win.  Julie had been behind for much of her game but as time was called had battled well to move ahead by 2.  In his last turn her adversary made a miraculous take-off from the west boundary to land 2 inches in front, and bang in the middle, of hoop 5.  He then made the 3 hoops he needed to win.  A very unlucky defeat and an overall loss for G&G by 3 games to 4 in the narrowest possible margin.