Another week, another loss to Solihull and Shirley.. but Bears put up a good fight, despite losing 5-1.
First up were Sam and Ben, who were very surprised to take the first game relatively comfortably 21-16. However it seemd S&S were just biding their time, overwhelming them in the next two games to 8 and 11. Connie put up a good fight first with Raodi, getting 15 and 18, but went one step further with Ben to win 21-14, 21-19. In the last mixed rotation, Sam and Raodi came close in the first game with 18, but faded a little in the second, scoring 10. In the mens, Raodi and Ben pushed them to the wire getting 20 and 19, but they were ultimately too strong, before our ladies suffered a similar fate losing 16 and 11.
Ultimately S&S were too strong on the night but Bears played well, pushed them closer than expected and look forward to facing them again later in the season.
Result: Bears 1 - 5 Solihull & Shirley
Team: Raodi, Connie, Ben, Sam.
Next Match: Sun 14th Jan vs Balsall common