O40s vs IoW (away)
Venue: Fairway Sports Complex, Sandown
Team: Simon Ashenden, Jason Flagg, Neil Robson, Mark Yeandle, Wendy Field, Nikki Harriss, Sarah-Jane Trask, Fiona Rooke
Off to the IoW for the last match of the season. After a little hiccup at the ferry terminal, we were all safely on board travelling from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on Wightlink. Nikki hadnt been back to the Isle of Wight for some time so the route was familiar and different from her memories from childhood on the island. Congrats to Fiona for being available and playing her first away match against IoW.
In a change to previous matches Simon and Jason were playing together and Mark played with Neil - our super sub. Both of the first games went to 3 sets, with our valiant first pair losing and Mark and Neil just managing to squeak through for a win 21-19 in the third. Both pairs won their second matches in 2 sets. This included some very sneaky play from Neil at the end.
Nikki and Fi won both of theirs comfortably in 2 sets, SJT and Wendy won both of theirs but it was a tight 3 set win over the IoW first ladies pair.
The pairings of Nikki and Jason, Wendy and Simon, Mark and SJT and Fi with the valiant and sneaky player Neil Robson managed a clean sweep in the mixed for a good win. A quick wash and a wander up to the room with the food and seats for a good post match chat. Back to the ferry via the local shop and home on an earlier ferry please all.
Result: Somerset win 11-1