Cup Games Roundup

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Mebs Virani
Sun 08 Nov '09 @ 6:28pm

Second round cup games dominated the headlines,with matches taking place in both the Dare Cup and Lew Vale Cup.

DARE CUP 2nd Round

Warriors needed to take 21 points per set to be in with a chance to beat Choughs and were soon falling behind as the experience of Choughs began to tell. Bob Hassam briefly stemmed the flow as he managed to take a set off both Rob Eason and Dennis Bridges and Len Pavlin did well to win one set off Eason and keep Warriors 7 points ahead after 14 sets. Bridges and Clive Curnick made sure of a Choughs victory as they kept their opponents to less than 20 points per set and sealed the win in the doubles.
The target of 21 points per set seemed well in the reach of Natives as both Peter Dale and Nick Fairweather took sets off Harry Law and Mike Holmes. Anthony Tedore struck a significant blow for Natives as he beat Law 25-15 and 25-22,but Mike Holmes hit back immediately for Faversham,beating Dale 25-8,25-11 to bring his side to within 34 points of Natives. Holmes did it again,beating Tedore 16 and 15 to close the gap to 19 points,but the game turned as Fairweather beat Law 14 and 12,leaving the game to be decided on the doubles.Natives had to score 30 points in the two sets and they began with a 25-19 win and a 23-25 loss in the second but it was enough for a 23 point win.

LEW VALE CUP 2nd Round

Richard Partridge struck the rirst blow for Choughs as he overturned a 3 point handicap against Bob Young to carve out a 2 set win. Bernard Ebeck brought the scores level after he easily turned a 2 point deficit to beat Matt North. The next six sets were shared to bring the score to 6-6 before Russell Swain struck a telling blow for Choughs,beating Ebeck in 2 sets. Back came Warriors as Young overcame North in his 2 sets to level at 8-8. Partridge then provided the crucial blow as he scraped a 2-0 win over Simon Howe.Choughs booked their 3rd round spot with a comfortable 2-0 win in the doubles.
The young side of Ethan Solly and Lewis Solly faced an uphill task with only 2 players available for them. Ethan used his 16 point advantage to create a 2-0 win over Alan Dilnot but Lewis could only muster one set against Peter Cole despite a 10 point start. Ethan continued his fine form with a 21-7,21-11 win over Barry Hull but the absence of the third player took the score to 5-5 at the halfway stage.The match bagan to slip away as Lewis dropped his two sets against Dilnot and the match was over as Ethan lost a close encounter against Cole. Despite Lewis scoring a fine 2-0 win to bring the score to 7-9,the absence of the third player meant the game was conceded,giving Lions a 11-9 win.

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