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LATEST MATCH REPORTS...
The 1st leg was a big disappointment as we only managed to win 4 frames even though we had chances to win a few more. First game nerves seemed to have got the better of us and we were trailing 7-4. Not the best of starts, we had to act now before the rot set in.
The 2nd leg we turned it around. We got our act together winning 7 frames making it 11-11. We seemed to have found second gear along with a great response in supporting each other. There was a buzz in the air as there always is when we play against Surrey due to the closeness of our games.
In the 3rd leg I made a substitution and put Linda in for Avril. We blew them out of the water winning 9 frames out of the 11 making it 13-20 to London. Now this was what I was hoping for and my team delivered when we needed it the most. Team moral was running high and we only needed 3 more frames for the win.
In the 4th leg I made another substitution and put Kate in for Charlotte. Itís never an easy decision of who and when to sub in, but with a team of 17 players they all deserve a chance to fight for their place. Kate won her game giving us the winning frame. We kept the pressure up and won 7 frames making the final score 17-27 to London Ladies.
What a great result, well done to all the players for a fantastic team effort whether you played or not. We picked each other up when the going got tough and it showed in the end result.
Well done to the subs, Linda and Kate who won all of their games, not an easy thing to do going in cold.
Women of The Match
This went to Sharon Bains, one of our new signing this season. Sharon played some great pool and even though she lost her first frame, she made a great comeback.
Emma Cunningham, Lucy Nettleingham, Sharon Bains, Sue Studman, Samantha Wyatt, Kirsty Edwards won 3/4.
Sarah Evans, Angie Hobbs won 2/4.
Linda Redwood won 2/2.
Corinne Grattan won 1/4. Charlotte Muir won 1/2. Kate Hillman won 1/1.
Sarah Long, Carol Mckenzie.
Sue Studman (Team Captain)
What a fantastic start for the C team winning 25-19 against a tough Surrey team, which happens to be the exact score that Surrey beat London at the last county match of season 2014Ö Revenge is sweet :-) Ö
Surrey C was top of the tables for the last three seasons. This season with the skills, determination and positive Team spirit we showed throughout our first match, itíll be London who comes out on top !Ö :-).
Surrey C vs London C Match synopsis
Set 1: Surrey C 5-6 London C
Set 2: Surrey C 5-6 London C
Great team spirit and nerve helped tremendously in the first two sets, as it was close with London triumphant 6-5 in both. Leaving the score 12-10 after the two sets.
Set 3: Surrey C 2-9 London C
In set three we really shone with all guns blazing combined with a unmatchable concentration level to take 8 frames in a row. This was the defining moment as we edged ever so close to the finishing line at 21-12.
Set 4: Surrey C 7-4 London C
Surrey realising they had no room to manoeuvre in order to win, rallied by winning the first four frames. However, not all was lost as the team spirit remained high, and then a brave Ross Dawkes came in cold and won his debut county game to take us to 22-16, sending the team spirits even higher. We shared the last 6 frames 3 each to win the match 25-19. Ben McIntosh is man of the match, having displayed great pool and stamina by winning 4/4.
Come on London let's take the season.
Ryan Francis 3/4
Shane O'Reilly 1/3
Glen Hargreaves 3/4
Jack Lawrence 3/4
Kulvinder Bath 2/4
Rob Speller 2/4
Steve Burke 3/4
Adam Hewson 0/2
Peter Panayiotou 2/4
Ben McIntosh 4/4
George Covington 0/3
Robert Hearn 1/2
Carl Speller 0/1
Ross Dawkes 1/1
Jonathan Tindall 0/0
Dean Rider 0/0
Jo Slaughter 0/0
Surrey won the first 3 sets 8 v 3, 6 v 5 and 8 v 3 before Steve Petty secured the win for them at the start of the 4th set.
London did rally to win that last set 6 v 5 and we'll surely give a better account of ourselves at home to Kent next month.
We missed a few chances and the scoreline could have been a fair bit closer. Having said that it was encouraging that the team spirit remained good throughout. New transfer Dave Rawlinson battled hard for 2 out of 4 on his London debut but without doubt man of the match for London was Stacy Redman, returning to the team with a really confident 3 out of 4.
Joe Prince 2/4
Tony Gear 1/4
Alex Lawrence 2/4
Danny Moffatt 0/2
Nigel Smith 0/4
Stacy Redman 3/4
Andre Cox 1/4
Jerry Tickell 2/4
Rupe Ward 1/4
Jack Pople 2/4
Dave Rawlinson 2/4
Glen Tingley 1/2
The 2015 season begun with a tough match away to a strengthened Surrey team which had qualified for Yarmouth from the 2014 season. London got out of the blocks early to lead 2-0, before Surrey sprung into action and began to rack up the frames. London rallied before the end of the third set to get our noses back in front 8-7. Thomas cleared well under pressure only for Surrey to press us hard once again to steal a 10-9 lead, but Gafaí clinched the final frame for a share of the spoils 10-10. On reflection a hard earned away point against a decent Surrey outfit, shows that the London Seniors may have a bit a steel about them this season.
Paul Gafaí 4/4
Glen Tingley 3/4
Paul Dawson 0/2
Jerry Tickell 2/4
Allan Formosa 0/2
Pete Thomas 1/2
Martin Storey 0/2
So the season kicked off with our first match away to Surrey and having beaten them last season we was hopeful of repeating last years result.
Set 1: Surrey B 3-8 London B
So with the team all set and raring to go after our team talk, we got off to a great start taking the first 3 frames with Chris Hobbis, George Hammond & Adam Everitt setting the tone for the majority of the first set with some great finishes. Surrey pulled a frame back only for Rob Cork and Micky Clayton to notch up 2 more wins and push us further ahead. The last 4 frames saw much of the same as we won 3 of those 4 with Willliam Gayler, Pistol Pete Thomas & Tony "Machine Gun" (that's what it says on his top) Mcdowell all winning. Great start from the boys and some great support from all throughout.
Set 2: Surrey B 7-4 London B
So after a great first set, we was looking to kick on but it was a bit of a mixed set with some crucial frames going the way of our Surrey opponents. Having won 4 of the first 7 frames, things were looking good only for us then to lose the final 4 frames.
Mid session break Surrey B 10-12 London B
Set 3: Surrey 8-3 London B
Well what can I say other than this is where it all went downhill, not for the want of trying as the boys gave it there best but for some bad luck and some great finishes from the Surrey boys.
Surrey won the first 2 frames of the set on top of the last for of the last set which made it six on the bounce. George Hammond then gave us some hope winning the 3rd frame and there we had hoped we could rattle of a few wins and get ourselves back in the lead, that wasn't to happen as Surrey won the next 2 followed by a win from Rob Cork then they notched another 2 followed by an win from William Gayler. Then they took the final 2 frames leaving us 18-15 behind going into the last set.
Set 4: Surrey B 8-3 London B
Ok so into the final set we go and being only 3 frames behind, we still had every chance of turning things around as we did last season in the final set.
In the end it just wasn't to be and Surrey dominated much of the set as far as wins go storming into a 22-15 lead having won the first 4 frames. Not letting our heads drop, we continued to fight and Tony Mcdowell pulled one back only for Chris Hobbis to be unlucky in the next and Surrey getting to the magic number of 23 to secure the win.
The team showed a great togetherness at this point having known we lost the match but continue to push for as many frames as possible and showing continued support to one and other. Micky Clayton won the next with a tidy finish, we then lost the next 3 before I won the final frame of the day to then leave us to the the customary hands shakes with our opponents and the get together to reflect on what was a very mixed first match of the season.
Considering this is a relatively new squad and our first match of the season, we have both positives and negatives to take from this match, having showed great team spirit and togetherness and having played some fantastic frames. Maybe we got a bit complacent after the great start and took our foot off the pedal slightly, which allowed Surrey to take a foothold of the match.
I believe we have a great chance with the squad we have to improve on this result and grow further as a team and push for a place at Yarmouth.
Onwards and upwards.
Chris Hobbis 2/4
George Hammond 3/4
Adam Everitt 1/4
Bruno Silva 0/4
Rob Cork 3/4
Michael Clayton 2/4
Barry Barham 0/2
William Gayler 3/4
Dan Heinink 1/4
Pete Thomas 1/4
Tony Mcdowell 2/4
Richard Chapman 0/2
Report by Will Gayler
We needed a win today in order to put us third in the table below Kent and Hampshire and where I feel the team should be, given the player we have in the squad. A bonus for us was that Sussex was a player short and hopefully we can capitalise on this and get the win. It still wonít be easy as they have some very good players, but I feel we can do it.
The 1st leg went really well for us, even though I had to change the players positions around we managed to pull away 8-3. What a great start and we were playing well and on our way to a good win.
The 2nd leg went to Sussex 5-6 and made the score 13-9 to us. We were still playing well but Sussex seemed to go up a gear and had a great team spirit whereas we started to lose ours.
The 3rd leg was a disaster for us and Sussex won it 8-3 making the score 16-17 to them.
There was now no team spirit whatsoever, no one seemed interested in cheering on their team players at the tables let alone watching the games.
The 4th leg not surprisingly went to Sussex 4-11 giving them the win 20-24.
The exact score as the last time we played them but this time they were a player short and gave us a 4 frames start.
If we continue to lose games that we should be winning we will find ourselves at the bottom of the results table and the other teams will have no respect for us and will think they can walk all over us. Itís time for us to respect and support each other and just maybe we will be able to get the results we know that we can.
Well done to Corinne, Sarah, Charlotte, Kirsty, Kerry who all played well and managed to get their 50 % and more. The rest of us need to seriously look at where we can improve upon.
PLAYER OF MATCH
Two players stood out in this match and both deserve to be player of the match and they are Corinne and Sarah.
The 1st leg we stormed ahead 8-3 after having to rearrange the team to take into consideration Sussex being a player short.
What a great start just what we needed, but Sussex were playing really well and were a little unlucky not to pull back a few more frames.
The 2nd leg Sussex played better than we did and pulled it back to 13-9. We were still ahead but had to be careful not to let them get ahead of us.
The 3rd leg was a disaster for us and Sussex went ahead 16-17.
There was not much team support going on and it was no surprise to me that we found ourselves behind as this is not the first time this has happened to us.
The 4th leg was as bad as the 3rd and we lost 20-24.
A terrible result for us considering the great start.
If the team does not pick themselves up and start to support their team mates and actually come together as a team and improve the team moral we will find ourselves second from last in the tables and rightly so.
We have a good team and could play so much better.
PLAYER OF MATCH
Well done to Corinne and Sarah you both well deserved player of the match.
Unfortunately this time we only managed 13, but read on to find out why this was a good result for us in the end.
It is always difficult to win frames against Kent but we try our hardest and in the first leg we only managed to get 2 frames making it 9 - 2 to Kent.
The second leg was a repeat of the first, another 2 frames to us making it 18-4 to Kent. I could not even say that we were playing bad, it just was not happening for us.
The third leg we managed to up our game taking 5 frames which made it 24 -9. It was looking a lot more respectable and the players seemed to be feeling better about their games. There was a rumor from the Kent side that we would not get more than 12 frames from them. So a little team talk was had to spur us on to make sure we did.
The final leg we managed to get 4 frames making the score 31 - 13.
Considering the bad start we had I was very pleased with the final score line. Well done to all the ladies for their great effort in turning the game around for us. We may not have beaten our best score against Kent of 15 but we got a lot closer than we thought we might.
Well done to Kerry and myself, 3 out of 4 is a great score.
Well done Kirsty for getting 2 and nearly making it a 3.
Have to mention Donna as you are our least experienced player and to get 1 frame
against the likes of Kent is fantastic for you.
I would like to welcome Kate Hillman to the team, who stepped in as an emergency player so that we were not a player short.
Not the easiest of first matches for you and although you did not manage to win a frame you played some good pool and we look forward to seeing you settle into the team and show us your potential.
All in all a good friendly match as always with Kent and we look forward to playing them next season and taking more frames away from them.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
We stormed ahead in the first leg winning 9-2, what a great start, just what we needed to boost the team moral.
Then we took our foot off the pedal and disaster struck. This is not the first time this has happened to us, and we only managed to win 3 frames making it 12-10 to us. Fair play to Berkshire they took advantage of our complacency and showed us how to make a come back.
The 3rd leg was tight as we managed to win 6 frames to make it 18-15, a good recovery by us, but we must keep it up and not let them back in the game.
The final leg was nip and tuck as both teams knuckled down to try and get the win.
It was such a tight leg that it came down to the last frame.
we needed it to win the game and they needed it to draw.
Last player was myself and I had to draw on all my experience and dig in deep as I had no chance of a finish in sight. Luckily they left themselves a tricky cut on the black which they missed and left sitting on the bottom cushion. I had a long pot which I made and got a great position on my last ball to give me the angle to pot and come off 3 cushions to land perfect alongside the black for an easy pot to win the game.
Thanks ladies please don't do that to me again, I must have aged 10 years. Just win your games and give me an easy time.
Well done to Berkshire for a hard fought match.
Player of the match TBA
The first leg ended 6-5 to us and to be honest we should have won a few more.
The second leg ended 11-11 and I told the players if we were going to win we needed to step up a gear and pull a few frames ahead to make it harder for Surrey to get back into the game.
The third leg we managed to pull ahead 16-13 and it was looking good, but Surrey came back and it ended 17-16 to us.
By the fourth leg we were playing on 3 tables as the games got longer and the player fought harder to win frames. Near the end of the game we managed to be 22-20 ahead, only needing to win 1 frame from our last 2. But it was not to be and the game ended in a great fought draw. Well done to Surrey.
Player of the match was awarded to Corinne. Well done.