Blowing out the holiday cobwebs

Tonight was the first match of the New Year for our Mens 1 team, away at local rivals Tiki 2.  Not only was a little rustiness on show, but injury had also struck resulting in the first substitution of the season.  Many thanks to Paul for stepping in for the injured Marcus and rolling back the years!

Sadly that was not the only injury to affect the match – one of the Tiki players was unable to complete the match, the after effects of a recent infection taking their toll.  Clearly his health is more important, so the decision to stop was very sensible and we hope he fully recovers soon.

The match ended up as a 6-3 win, Tiki’s first pair having held out to beat each of our pairs, but this perhaps doesn’t reflect how close some of the other games were to making it a rather closer result.