Mens 1 v Nomads (A) - 27/3/13

Mens 1 had their second match of the week with a trip across to the other side of Rotherham to play Nomads a team we beat 6-3 at home but had 1 change for the home game.  Our usual pairs were all present and correct but we expected a tough match.

Dave H & Rich took on the 1st pair and started well in winning the 1st end to 13 before the copycat pairing of wily old fox/young hare came back to win out 17 & 16 in the other 2 ends.  Sam & Ravi were doing things the other way around having lost the 1st end to the 2nd pair 21-17 they bounced back to win 15 & 8.  Dave W & Andy had to wait for their 1st game but the opposition 3rd pair proved too strong when they did get going as we lost 10 & 13.

Rich & Dave were, meanwhile, taking the 2nd pair out in 2 ends by comfortably winning 7 & 12.  This pair were also beaten by Dave & Andy 7 & 16 to lose all their 3 games.  The other 2 pairs were proving harder to crack however.  Dave & Andy took the 1st pair on but couldn't quite keep up with the opponents in losing 13 & 10 despite some long rallies.  At the same time Sam & Ravi were going down 10 & 10 to the 3rd pair.

The remaining matches saw Sam & Ravi go down 10 & 7 against the 1st pair as they ran out of steam towards the end while Dave & Rich looked to avoid their 1st defeat of the season but couldn't overcome the 3rd pair in losing 16 & 14.  A final score of 6-3 to our opponents was not the celebration we were looking for but a match to ponder for next season.