Tough night for firsts

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INJURY-HIT Daventry firsts faced a tough second half of the season with an away game at Desborough.

Captain David McQuillan played at number five and got the team off to a winning start.

Despite losing the first game he fought back to win 3-1.

Next up Stewart Williams who came up against a strong opponent and lost 3–0.

Keith Morgan was drafted into the first team and played at number three.

Keith had a good game and at 2-1 up came back in the fourth to almost clinch the match.

But he lost and in the fifth succumbed to defeat.

Jon Groom, at number two, lost in a five setter to old adversary Ian Holmes.

This left Nick Englert at number one who obtained a injury early on and lost 3–0. Captain’s star man despite defeat was Keith Morgan.

Daventry fourth team were looking to continue their unbeaten season and travelled to a much-improved Lings team.

Ryan Swadling played at five and, despite quality shots, lost to a more experienced opponent 3–1.

James Rogers made light work of his opponent and won 3–0.

At number three Terry Welbourne had a tough game losing 3–2.

Ken Blake played at number two and despite losing concentration conceding the second game, went on to win comfortably 3–1.

Steve Wightman playing at number one and despite losing the first game 3-1 put in a dogged performance to win 3–1 on the night. Daventry won the match 3–2.

Captain’s star man was Steve Wightman.