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Away vs Worthing Warriors

Southsea made the hour trip to Worthing Warriors on Monday 20th August.

Triples were Peter/Trevor/Dawn and Andy/Rod/Ray.  Things started off well, Peter’s team racing into an 8-2 lead and Andy’s team quickly winning by 13-1. Worthing then started a fightback causing the first triple to become a drawn out ‘war of attrition’.  They clawed all the way back to 8-8 before a Southsea resurgence saw the match close out 13-8 to Southsea.

2-0 after the triples, but at least one doubles win required for the bonus point.

Doubles were Trevor/Ray, Andy/Rod, and Peter/Colin.  Andy and Rod won to a fanny, and with Trevor and Ray also quickly winning 13-3 the match was sealed. All games count for points in 6-aside though so could Peter/Colin gain an extra important point. The game was hard fought and took an absolute age, but eventually was won to a convincing score of 13-4.

A season first 5-0 victory, 6 important points giving Southsea a slight gap at the top of the league. If the team can hold it together over the next 3 matches there is every chance of Southsea finishing top of Div 3(East), though there are still three other teams (Cranleigh/Handcross/Worthing Simpsons) in contention if results go their way.

***Pink Power***

 

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Southsea Vs Searles

Southsea hosted Searles on Thursday 9th August for a Division 3 league match.

Triples chosen for the first round were Dawn/Andy/Peter, and Colin/Matt/Rod.  Col and co won relatively easily to 2, but things didn’t go as smoothly for Dawn’s team. Bad luck didn’t help, but Searles did play better and deserved their 13-7 win.

1-1 after the triples, so looking for at least 2 doubles wins to secure the extra bonus match point.

Doubles were Andy/Rod, Trevor/Ray, and Peter/Maureen. The match was sealed pretty quickly with Trev/Ray winning 13-3 and Peter/Maureen 13-5.  There was still an extra point up for grabs, but it took near on half an hour before Andy/Rod came away with a 13-5 win and that point.

Final result Southsea 4 – Searles 1

Southsea(32 points) now in 2nd place 1 point behind Handcross(33 points) but with a match in hand. Worthing Simpsons(29 points) lurking 3 points behind Southsea in 3rd having played the same amount of matches as Southsea.

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Southsea at Portchester Invitation Plate

Two Southsea teams travelled to Portchester on Saturday 28th July to take part in the Portchester Invitation Plate. Dawn partnered Andy, and after a bit of earlier confusion where Maz and Mike thought the competition had been cancelled, Peter ended up shooting for Mike in his first ever competition.

It was a low entry of 10 for a 5 round snake. No teams managed 5 wins and the winners were Portchester’s Mike/Phil as the only team with 4 wins. Nick/Wendy and Andy/Dawn were both on 3 wins/1 draw with the Portchester pairing on +15 and Andy/Dawn on +12.  So Andy/Dawn ended third.  Peter/Mike managed an extremely creditable 3 wins considering it was not only Mike’s first competition but also his first time on a different style terrain.

An enjoyable day out.