Match: Knutsford 3Away to Prestbury 6
Date: 24th March 2011
On Paper this was a banker. Objective: 19 points
would be enough to guarantee promotion and a good point haul to
address the 10 point deficit to AZ club with 2 games remaining.
Nothing had changed. Bill was not playing, Dave and Gary
By the time the bus turned up just before 8! Tony had put 3
points on the board and Steve was 2- 0 up cruising through to yet
another 3 - 0. Complacency, the Achilles heal of the thirds
throughout the night saw Steve stutter in the 3rd
dropping twice as many points as he did in the first 2 games.
However not a problem just a blip for Mr Thursday Night and another
3 - 0 chalked up.
Dave who had dropped himself to third string for his irregular
form of late or perhaps for just being late, suffered from some
anxious drop shots which were just above the serve line.
Taking the first game 9 -7 the second game was more frustrating
which was taken out on his racket with a lovely smash against the
wall with the ball nowhere to be seen. Whilst I proclaimed he
was playing better with a broken racket it was not sufficiently
convincing to prevent me having to donate my racket and there began
an anxious ten minutes for me. Dave went on to drop only 1 point
for the rest of the match. Dave if you want to buy a decent
racket let me know!
Next up Roger Looking 10 years older sporting a full head of
hair - Where did that come from? The match was timed at slightly
less than the warm up. Back to his older self Roger was
conceding progressively more points each game as fatigue took
over. However not a problem as the total concession was only
3 points! He had moved a step closer to the top of the
performance league table with 1 game remaining. Can this be
the come back of all come back homes?
Gary perhaps faced with the toughest challenged of the night
performed just like United have all season. No more effort
used than absolutely necessary. Like Dave, Gary took the
first game 9-7 and then allowed complacency to affect the flow
before finishing strong to record a full house.
The usual lovely food however the limited flow of drinks
Promotion was now assured but AZ took 10 points off Prestbury 5
so we need Crewe to do us a favour and beat AZ for us next week to
have any chance of a league win.