Mens match vs Hexham Away

A long haul to get down to Hexham and then straight on to play. Ian and John stepped in at short notice to replace Darren and James who were unable to make it, so many thanks to them for allowing us to field a full team.

The event was a tight fought match, with the Hexham lads coming out just ahead with a 4:5 loss for Hotspur. The games were very close; tough rallies in the difficult Wentworth Leisure centre hall, what with the lights, noise and faded lines…

An enjoyable evening of badminton which landed us a point. Nice.

Mixed Match against Riverside

Thanks to the Riverside team for coming up to Alnwick on Wednesday last for a very close fought match. The pairs were evenly match in many cases, with several 3-enders and close scores leading to a long evening of badminton. On the whole the rallies were also superb, but with our opponents gaining the upperhand leading to a deserved win for Riverside.

However we gained a consolation point and we look forward to the return match.

Team: Emma & Steven, Rosie and Keith, Mel and Danny

Result:  Hotspur vs Riverside 4:5

Mens at Home vs NESCL

Thanks to all for the great games at DCHS, the NESLC guys making the trip up from Newcastle. Good standard of play in the games lead to a reasonably comfortable win for Hotspur with James and Darren taken to close three enders. A great team effort for an 8-1 result.

 

2019 and the Hotspur Teams

All three teams are doing amazingly well, matches coming through very fast since October and I lost track for a while there. It looks like the Mens division G team are going to comfortably win their league, and hope for a well deserved promotion next year (for more matches); well done all who played this season!

The Mixed and Mens division C teams are progressing well with some close and enjoyable matches in both leagues, we will wait for the remaining matches before calling those results!

All the best to all for 2019.

Mixed Match: Hotspur vs Jarrow

For the first match in our new venue, DCHS (thanks to the SLS guys for their help), we welcomed Jarrow to face our Mixed team, and it was great to watch.

Close games and several 3-enders kept the tension up. Though Hotpur slowly produced the wins, it was tense for the spectators as great shots from both sides kept the momentum shifting between the teams.

Thanks for the Jarrow team for their sportsmanship – I’m sure this will be another close match at our Away meeting.

Result: Hotspur 8:1 Jarrow

Hotspur vs Newcastle Medicals ‘A’

An easy drive brought us to the Excelsior College in Newcastle and a 4 court hall nearly as warm as the DCHS. The Medicals team gave us just as warm a welcome and friendly games. The match gave Rob, Danny and Steven a decent warm up for their match tonight in the Mixed. All games comfortably won.

Hotspur 9 : 0 Medicals ‘A’