On Tuesday night, Brackley Town Mixed B travelled to BGN school in Banbury to take on Marlborough Mixed ‘C’. After a quick start to the first Mens, Connor and Tom slipped up in the 2nd game of the rubber taking it to 3 games, but secured the point. The ladies were up against tough opposition, and kept the games close, but were unable to win the rubber making it 1-1 after the first round of games. Connor and Henry then took the next Rubber 2-0 despite the first game being 22-20, the 2nd game much more comfortable. Kaye and Maire then took the 2nd ladies rubber to 3 games, but were unable to clinch the vital points losing out 20-22 21-19 and 19-21. This kept the match in the balance at 2 rubbers each. Henry and Tom then ground out a comeback after losing the first game, and then being 18-13 down in the 2nd to come back to win 25-23 and then take the 3rd rubber 21-19. This rubber proved vital for momentum, as Sarah and Kaye took their rubber to 3 games and managed to win making the game 4-2 to Brackley going into the Mixed meaning only one win was required. All the mixed pairings performed well, taking each rubber 2-0.
Final Result: Marlborough Mixed ‘C’ 2 – Brackley Town Mixed ‘B’ 7