Isle of Wight Wizards 22 >> fair Oak Falcons 2

The Wight Wizards hosted the Fair Oak Falcons on Sunday at Lee on Solent hoping to take their unbeaten league run to 10 matches in a row.

The number 3 string match saw Darren take on Dilip Chakrabarti. Darren was hoping to keep his unbeaten streak this season intact. He was on the front foot from the get go and looked in fine form. Dilip was no pushover and some great shots in the 2nd and 3rd game were not quite enough with Darren coming away with a 3-0 win. Darren also managed to hit a trademark corkscrew to perfection!

The 2nd string match up saw Andy come up against the Falcons’ Neil Piper. The pair had met earlier in the season with Andy snatching a tight 2-1 victory. Neil has some amazing drop shots in his locker and put these to good use. A really competitive match which both players thouroughly enjoyed. Andy once again grinding out a 2-1 victory for the 3rd time this season. He does like to making it interesting!

Playing the top of the match strings was Callum for the Wizards taking on the seasoned pro Dave Moore. As per usual Callum was out of the traps extremely quickly and played at his usual “high tempo everythings a volley” style. Dave had some delightfully tight drives and drops catching callum out a few times, but Callums energy and power came through and although he took the victory 3-0, Dave never gave up! A great game to watch!

The doubles matches all went the way of the hosts with Callum and Andy beating Dave and Neil 3-0, Andy and Darren edged a close contest against Neil and Dilip 2-1 and finally Callum and Darren won the closing doubles match 3-0 against Dave and Dilip.

Final score 22-2 to the Wizards.

A meaty plethora of Dominos pizzas were the main course for food, with a few pints of San Miguel doing the rounds for desert!

Many thanks to Dave, Neil and Dilip for the great match and a lovely catch up after! Always a pleasure to play and chat with a great bunch of guys.

A special mention to Alex “The Chopper” Kershaw who went out of his way to pick up the Wizards from Portsmouth and drop them back after Wightlink managed (once again!) to mess up the car ferries for the day with 2 hour delays!!

Check out our facebook page to watch the singles matches recorded from our live stream!

Until next time, Over & Out!

AS IT’S ALL ABOUT TAKING PART AND NOT ABOUT THE WINNING (YEAH RIGHT!) HERE ARE THE MEMORABLE MOMENTS REFLECTED IN NUMBERS!

Callum at 1st String 3-0
Andy at 2nd String 2-1
Darren at 3rd String 3-0
1st/2nd String Doubles 3-0
1st/3rd String Doubles 3-0
2nd/3rd String Doubles 2-1

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