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Holm View Mens B v Ystrad Mynach B 16/02/2015

The Mens B team are facing a daunting time with three matches in seven days ahead of them. Having won 5-4 at home they knew a long trip to Ystrad Mynach was going to be a tough start to the week! With Dave and Azzad having returned from ‘walkabout’ since Christmas fit, healthy and ready to go the team remained unchanged with the Perry brothers together and David LeSmash and Jack ‘I dropped my racquet’ hoping to continue their blossoming partnership

On arrival at Ystrad hopes were high as the home team were in disarray! Three men down and their captain fit to burst with Anger at being let down! He was forced to shuffle his pairs and bring in some youngsters. Something Holm View are all too familiar with!

The first round of rubbers went to script with the strong Ystrad 1st pair overcoming a spirited effort from Azzad and Dave who seemed to have brushed the cobwebs off their racquets and put up a gallant fight! The Perry brothers were ruthless in their rubber and when David and Jack won their rubber it was 2-1 to Holm View and everything going to script!

Everything looked as if it was going to plan when the Perry brothers quickly dispatched the Ystrad 3rd pair and the Ystrad 1st pair using all their experience to overcome David and Jack (oops I dropped my racquet again!). But oh how things can change! Dave and Azzad having won the first game of their rubber easily lost the second game and it looked like Azzad had lost the ability to see and Dave looked absolutely bamboozled by what was happening! At 20-19 down all looked lost. However, they quickly won the next three points and it became apparent it was all part of Dave and Azzad’s cunning plan to wear down the Ystrad 2nd pair ready for our 3rd pair! Hmmm!

4-2 up going to the final round of rubbers and confidence was high. Azzad and Dave having re-grouped made short work of the Ystrad 3rd pair and David and Jack (I never dropped my racquet) showed great composure to win their second rubber of the night while the Perry brother’s went down in straight games to Ystrad’s 1st pair.

The final match result was 6-3 to Holm View. The match was played in great spirit and the team returned to Barry for more great spirits! Thursday brings a trip to Penarth for what will be another tough match!

Mike P

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