Match: Knutsford 1 Home to Club AZ 1
Date: 10th March 2011
Into the last 4 games of the season and with our new number 1
unable to play in the last 4 due to rule 7.7 it looked like
knutsford were going to struggle. AZ arrived with a depleted squad
too and knutsfords feathers started to fluff up. With 2
courts available it was going to be an early night.
On first was Streff against badminton champ Hancox. After
some early exchanges streff never looked back and won easy
3-0. Man of the match for hitting the tin just once all
Meanwhile on the other court Smithy was up against Pete
Ceuppens. This was a much tighter match and proved to be
close. After taking a 1-0 lead our man then relinquished it
to go behind 1-2. He valiantly pulled it back to 2-2.
Another tight game and at 6-6 Pete crowded the ball and gave away a
stroke. So at 7-6 could Smithy finish the match. A
disastrous drive into the tin lost the momentum to which he
couldn't recover and went down 7-9.
So at 1 match each and with Burkey up against wonderboy Rhys it
was going to come down to Russell and Risley to bring the match
Whilst Burkey was getting creamed on court 1, Perry was
battering his oppo into submission. An easy win for our very
own Francis Rossi lookalikey.
Burkey was challenged to take a game off the man who has not
conceded a single point against him all season. A brave
attempt was made but he could only get 1 in the first and a couple
in the third. Smithy was quick to point out that he got 6
points off him earlier in the season!
Could Risley finish AZ off. With a very rotund oppo he did
with just 6 points against.
So a good win against the 2nd placed team.
Knutsford now looking forward to getting up into the promotion
spots. With 3 games left and fairly easy run in, can they do
it…..watch this space.