Comb 1 v Broomgrove (A) - 27/11/13

It was Wednesday night and Combined 1 had an away match against Broomgrove - last year’s division 1 champions. We arrived promptly at 7pm only to realise that it was in fact an 8pm start. Having waited an hour, our opponents had still not arrived…..but it turned out there was a good reason for this! They were already at the correct venue - not the usual Hallam campus site, but the new Forge Valley School (Karen winning an early nomination for a Captain’s Night award with that blunder!) So we scurried over and got cracking by 8:15.

We knew Broomgrove would be strong and so it proved. Well done to Lesley who stepped up in Helen’s absence and won a ladies with Claire and her mixed with Mark - this match being particularly tight three-ender, which they held their nerve to win to 19 in the decider. Rich and Karen picked up the other point with a strong mixed performance but Broomgrove took the remaining games to win 6-3 on the night. Thanks to Broomgrove for a good match, being understanding about our late arrival…..and stealing our kits (see pic!).

Combined 1 now have a rest until the New Year. With three wins out of our five matches so far, we hope to quickly get back to winning ways for the remaining matches, if we are to finish third place in the league as we did last season.