Prestatyn Maintains Push for Promotion

In Division 1 of the North East Wales Senior Badminton League, Mold A continued their good form with a resounding 8-0 win away at Flint Phoenix B. Flint came closest to winning an event when at first ladies Zoe Moorcroft and Nicola White took Jo Thomas and Jane Peace all the way, in a thrilling three game battle, before the Mold pairing clinched the deciding game to win by 15/21, 21/16,23/21.

Llangollen hosted Denbigh A and found their guests too hot to handle going down 1-7. Denbigh’s Helen Evans celebrated her return from injury by remaining undefeated in both her events; whilst Steve Aylott was adjudged their player for the match for his performance at first mixed with Beverly Dolman when they outlasted Nik Evans and Jane Jones winning by 17/21, 21/14, 21/14.

Eros consolidated their position as runaway leaders in Division 2 by whitewashing home team Rossett B 8-0. At first men’s the silky skills of Eros’s Stuart Mears was backed up by the raw power of James Hulley and they had little trouble overcoming Pete Watkins and Neil Pritchard by 21/14, 21/9.

Mal Davies starred for Mold B when they travelled to their fixture with Connah’s Quay and came away 7-1 winners. With partner Alex Much he enjoyed a three game battle with Mark White and Sian Ellis at fourth mixed and in a long drawn out encounter with few unforced errors, came out on top to beat the Quay pair by 21/12, 18/21, 21/17.

Prestatyn A continue to dominate Division 3 and in visiting Flint Phoenix C, handed out a 7-1 thrashing to the home team. Flint’s only winning combination was at second mixed when young Alfie Moorcroft aided by the experienced Ro Spencer raised their game and in a classic mixed doubles match, in which Moorcroft excelled, eased their way to a 17/21, 21/13, 21/14 win over the seasiders Terry Wynne and Caitlin Dolan.

Prestatyn’s B team had similar success when they routed a depleted Holywell B. A lady and man player short, Holywell were always going to be up against it and despite a determined effort in all their events, suffered a 7-1 defeat. At first mixed Holywell’s George Hood and Linda Roberts spared Holywell’s blushes, when, with greater tactical awareness and speed about the court, they outclassed Simon Brennan and Ruth Salisbury to win by 21/17, 21/8.

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