Bognor's hopes for title suffer Worthing setback

In their penultimate match of the season Bognor’s first team suffered a blow to their bid for the Sussex Division Two West crown when they lost at home by the odd match in five to West Worthing.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 8:00 am
Bognor's first team

Enforced changes brought in Zoe Shardlow at No5 for Bognor but she lost in straight games to Graham Manser 15-11,15-5,15-9.

Home 4th string was Jon Corke and he had a long match against Alex Carlton who went two ahead before Corke took the third. He could not improve on this and Carlton sealed the win 15-13,15-12,12-15,15-10.

At No3 George Porter was back to form easing home in three games 15-3,15-8,15-4 against higher-ranked Aaran Morriss.

Welsh Wizards cast a spell on ChichesterPat Jones was Bognor’s 2nd string and he started well with a first close game playing Chris Bladen but the Worthing No 2 quickly responded, levelling and going on to take the next two to win 13-15,15-6,15-9,15-4 and give his team a decisive lead.

Top string and Bognor captain Greg Jansz outplayed West Worthing No 1 Craig Rowland and won in straight games 15-8,15-5,15-6.

Nasty surprise in StorrThis disappointing result for Bognor gave them 8 points to West Worthing’s 14 and whilst they still top the table second-placed Middleton have two games in hand.

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