Monifieth win ‘ding-dong’ battle against Abertay

IN DUNDEE Area Badminton Association Division Two last Wednesday, April 13, Monifieth fought out a real ding-dong tussle with visitors Abertay University.

Monifieth led 2-1 after the ladies’ and gents’ doubles, but Abertay drew level by winning the opening mixed doubles tie.

The home team regained the initiative by taking the sixth and seventh rubbers to open up a 4-2 advantage and went on to clinch victory by drawing the next before Abertay pulled one back at the end to make the final score 4-3 in Monifieth’s favour.

Monifieth 4, Abertay University 3

Details, Monifieth names first: Pamela Culloch and Susan Harper beat Yanni Wai and Naiomi Davidson, 21-9 21-16; Bob Hassall and Martin Downie lost to Julian Storr and Martin Lewis, 17-21 4-21; Moira Brown and Susan Harper beat Helen McMorris and Naiomi Davidson, 21-13 21-16; Brian Young and Martin Downie drew with Adrien Chopot and Martin Lewis, 21-17 20-22; Pamela Culloch and Bob Hassall lost to Yanni Wai and Julian Storr, 10-21 12-21; Moira Brown and Brian Young beat Helen McMorris and Adrien Chopot, 21-13 21-17; Susan Harper and Martin Downie beat Naiomi Davidson and Martin Lewis, 21-13 21-18; Moira Brown and Brian Young drew with Yanni Wai and Julian Storr, 19-21 22-20; Pamela Culloch and Bob Hassall lost to Helen McMorris and Adrien Chopot, 16-21 20-22.

DABA Division One

Result: Quills 5, Harris 2.

P W L D Pts

Dundee Nomads 12 9 1 2 32

Quills 11 9 2 0 29

Harris 11 8 2 1 28

Carnoustie Panbride 12 5 6 1 23

Dundee Nomads (2) 11 3 8 0 17

Dundee University 9 2 5 2 15

*NCR 12 0 12 0 9

* three points deducted

DABA Division Two

Result: Monifieth 4, Abertay University 3.

P W L D Pts

Roseangle 14 11 2 1 37

St Andrews University 13 11 1 1 36

*Dundee University (2) 14 9 4 1 30

Monifieth 14 5 8 1 25

Newport 14 4 8 2 24

Abertay University 12 5 6 1 23

**Carnoustie Panbride (2) 13 5 8 0 11

***St Stephen’s 14 0 13 1 -3

* three points deducted, ** 12 points deducted, *** 18 points deducted