Things can only get better!

THE SECOND half of the Dundee Area Badminton Association league season has started disappointingly for three local teams.

Languishing bottom of Division Two at the festive break, Carnoustie Panbride (2) failed to improve their position with a narrow 3-2 away defeat from Newport at the Blyth Hall last Thursday.

Nor was there early 2011 joy for St Stephen’s, Broughty Ferry, who crashed 7-0 at home to Roseangle.

In another recent match, Monifieth suffered a second successive 6-1 defeat, this time away to Division Two leaders St Andrews University.

DABA Division One

Fixture: Monday - Harris v NCR, at Craigie High School.

DABA Division Two

Results: St Andrews University 6, Monifieth 1; St Stephen’s 0, Roseangle 7; Newport 3, Carnoustie Panbride (2) 2.

P W L D Pts

St Andrews University 5 5 0 0 15

Dundee University (2) 5 2 2 1 10

Newport 5 2 2 1 10

Roseangle 3 3 0 0 9

Abertay University 4 2 2 0 8

Monifieth 4 1 2 1 7

*St Stephen’s 6 0 5 1 4

*Carnoustie Panbride (2) 4 1 3 0 3

* three points deducted

Fixtures: Tuesday - Dundee University (2) v Abertay University, at Dundee ISE. Wednesday - St Stephen’s v Newport, at St Stephen’s, Broughty Ferry.