Today we played the last game of the first half of the season and possibly our biggest test to date away to Hampshire hoping we could come and dominate like we did in November in their home competition at Hayling Island when it was an all Sussex final in both the U14s and U18s.
Denis Bowyer got us of to a good start with a 3-0, 17-28 win that was followed up by Performance of the Day 3-2 win for Dan Perry who battled hard against a very good John Smith with a 22-06. Next up was Zack Luke who went down 3-1 with a 19-73. Next it was Captain Lewis Gurney who got us back on winning ways with a 3-1, 21-26. That was followed by Alex Gurr who won the U18s match 3-0 with a MOM 24-24. Then Tavis suffered his first defeat in a year going down 3-1 with a 21-72. Finally it was Jack Croft who went down 3-1, 12-82. So the U18s keep there 100% record intact with a 4-3 win.
Next up were the Girls who were up against it from the start as sadly we only had 2 girls. First up was Becky King who done a captains job winning 2-0 and a LOM 18-56. That was followed by PJ Langridge who put up a good fight but sadly lost her first game of the season 2-1 with a 11-45.
So with the Girls suffering there first defeat of the season it was the turn of the U21s with the overall score all square at 5-5. For the first game we saw the return of Connor Levett who slotted in like he had never been away winning 3-0 with a 22-10, that was followed by a battling George Penning who held his nerve and scrapped a 3-2, 16.03. Then we had the ever present Jake Emery who sealed the win with a 3-1, 19-08 win, next it was Captain Harry Jackson who put in a MOM 3-1, 24-66 win. Finally it was Tommy Sykes who had a tough battle that could of gone either way but sadly lost 3-2 with a 19.26.
When they came to us for the last game last season everyone were congratulating us for a historic win against them now we have won on their turf and have come away with a convincing win. Well done everyone - it was an excellent team performance and very well supported. WELL DONE!