Woburn Sands Mosquitoes 6-4 Mursley Hawks

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 Paul Hamer beat Martin Johnson (3-2) 7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 1-0
2 Andy Jenkins beat Andy Palmer (3-0) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 2-0
3 Glenn Barcham lost to Peter Sear (2-3) 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 8-11 2-1
4 Paul Hamer and Andy Jenkins lost to Martin Johnson and Andy Palmer (0-3) 3-11, 4-11, 6-11 2-2
5 Andy Jenkins beat Martin Johnson (3-0) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 3-2
6 Paul Hamer beat Peter Sear (3-1) 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 4-2
7 Glenn Barcham beat Andy Palmer (3-1) 7-11, 11-3, 11-6, 12-10 5-2
8 Andy Jenkins lost to Peter Sear (2-3) 9-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-8, 7-11 5-3
9 Glenn Barcham lost to Martin Johnson (1-3) 9-11, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11 5-4
10 Paul Hamer beat Andy Palmer (3-1) 12-14, 11-9, 11-3, 11-6 6-4
 
Loan player
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Woburn Sands Mosquitoes 23 57.50 385 51.13
Mursley Hawks 17 42.50 368 48.87

Woburn Sands Mosquitoes players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Paul Hamer 3 3 13 9 69.23 252 134 53.17
Andy Jenkins 3 2 11 8 72.73 209 115 55.02
Glenn Barcham 3 1 13 6 46.15 246 123 50.00

Mursley Hawks players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Martin Johnson 3 1 12 5 41.67 225 112 49.78
Andy Palmer
On loan from Mursley Swifts in Division Three
3 0 11 2 18.18 200 81 40.50
Peter Sear
On loan from Mursley Swallows in Division Three
3 2 14 7 50.00 282 142 50.35
Match date Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division Two
Venue Woburn Sands Methodist Hall
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 40
Points played 753
Published 10/17/2019 08:27 by Martin Johnson.
Match Report  (courtesy of Martin Johnson)

Woburn Sands Mosquitoes had started off their season in the higher division with two wins, and were hopeful of extending that run as they entertained Mursley Hawks, who'd both won and lost one.

Ace defender, Paul Hamer openend against Hawks' captain, Martin Johnson, and Martin's attack was on fire in games 1 and 2, however, Paul stuck to his game and battled for every point, and as Paul
started to get more back and Martin started to miss, he edged his way back into the set, sneaking games 3 and 4, to take it to the decider.  The pattern continued, with Paul just keeping his nose in front,
and with a touch of luck at the end (which probably didn't change the outcome), came through to win in five legs.  Andy Jenkins extended the home team advantage, with a straight games win over Andy
Palmer, substituting up for the second time.  Glenn Barcham then went two games up against Hawks' other substitute, Peter Sear, but Peter battled back, and much as Paul had done for Mosquitoes in
the opening set, sneaked the next three legs, to make it two comebacks from 2-0 down.  Paul and Andy J then took on the untested pairing of Martin / Andy P, but the new pairing worked a treat, as the
Hawks pair could do almost no wrong, racing to an easy three games win, to even up the match score at 2-2.

Andy J restored the home team advantage, though, as Martin could not get his attack going against the steady, close to the table style, of Andy.  Woburn stretched out their lead, as Paul just held off
Peter in four very tight games, followed by Glenn beating Andy P, also in four games, to take them into a 5-2 lead.  Once again, it was Peter stemming the flow, as he clinched a see saw five games vs
Andy J, and Martin followed it up with a more controlled attacking game, to beat Glenn in four games, to close the overall score to 5-4.  Last on it was Paul against Andy P, and although Andy took game
1, Paul just grabbed game 2, and then pulled away to win over 4 leags, and seal a third consecutive win for Mosquitoes, to keep them 2nd in the table at this early stage, whilst Hawks remain mid table.

The division seems set for lots of close games, based on the results so far.

Player of the Match : Paul Hamer.