23rd Mar, 2019

Bromsgrove Mixed D move out of relegation zone with 4-0 win over rivals Droitwich

Craig Gibbons 22nd Feb, 2017

BROMGSROVE Mixed D moved out of the Hereforshire and Worcestershire Winter League Division Six East relegation zone with a 4-0 victory over local rivals Droitwich D.

Annabelle Whitmore and Bruce Turner were on top form as they swept to two strong wins, only dropping a handful of games.

Sarah Davies and Chris Hands had a tougher fight but still got the two wins that means Bromsgrove leapfrogged Droitwich who dropped into the relegation zone.

After the match Whitmore said: “We really needed a win and to come away from Droitwich with maximum points is a great result.

“This means with one match left we’ve made sure avoiding relegation is in our own hands.”

The Ladies G team made it a double against Droitwich in their Division Ten East encounter.

The ever-improving partnership of Di Horton with Claire Hancox came up trumps with two great, hard-fought victories, showing how their match play and understanding has developed.

Sue Corfield with Claire Carter won their opener in two sets, but went down in the final match to give Bromsgove a 3-1 victory and valuable points.

After some close results this was the first outright win, giving the squad confidence as they look toward their final matches of the season.

Elsewhere, the Men’s C drew with David Lloyd Bromsgrove in Division Five East.

With both teams close in the table a hard match was expected and so it turned out.

David Lloyd hoped to use home advantage to the full, but after a marathon, with three three-set battles the result was a tie.

The new Bromsgrove pair of Voitek Niedzwiedz with John Casey and regulars Tim Roland with Pete Morris had one victory and one loss leaving the score at 2-2.

The sets won count-back showed the teams still were level and the games won count-back finished 46-46 so the winning bonus points were shared.

The result leaves Bromsgrove in a healthy mid table position above David Lloyd with one match to go in the winter season.

Captain Casey said: “The team put in some fighting performances and were disappointed not to have come away with a win but in the end a tie was a fair result.”

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