Mens 2 vs Grenhilheg - (H) - 17/11/14

Another Monday night home match saw the visit of Grenhilheg (featuring 2 of the old Gosforth team) to our Ecclesfield base. Our side was unchanged from the last match and featured Dave H & Shiraz fresh (or maybe not so fresh) from helping Men's 1 beat Venturers the night before.

Rich & Rob took to the court first against the opposition first pair, losing out in the first end before rallying to win the second and finally having the greater experience of the opponents tell in losing the deciding end. This pair went on to beat both Dave H & Shiraz, in straight ends, and Dave W & Clive, in a tight 3 ender (Clive struggling towards the end with his knee injury flaring up).

The second pair were a couple of brothers who kept everything in and were very difficult to beat. First up against them were Dave H & Shiraz who lost out first time around before bouncing back to win the second end but unfortunately couldn't keep the momentum going and lost out in the decider. Dave W & Clive pushed them all the way in their game but couldn't snatch an end to force a decider. In their final match Rich & Rob managed to defeat the opponents, using their own game to out hustle the older pairing.

The third pair were the old Gosforth pairing who were taken on first by Dave W & Clive, our boys losing the first end from a winning position before bouncing back to win the second end. A winning position in the decider was unfortunately thrown away as the opposition rallied to sneak the win to 19. The other pairs managed to get past this stubborn pair in tight games but without any cause for alarm.

The end result was a 6-3 defeat but with hopes that the return match can see a reversal of the score line.