Show­down between Sey­mour, Kil­more Blue

Seymour Telegraph - - SPORT -

The venue at Broad­ford was neu­tral ground.

Kil­more had won their past two en­coun­ters with Sey­mour.

Mas­ter tac­ti­cian Steve ‘The Strate­gist’ Gra­ham, in a pre­match trade­mark talk, in­spired con­fi­dence.

The sun now high in the sky and shad­ows much an­tic­i­pated, the stage was set and an eerie si­lence came over the crowd.

Af­ter round one, the dust had not yet set­tled.

It was Kil­more who drew first blood and they left noth­ing on the court.

‘Young Gun’ and ‘Cagey’ fought hard to come back and sal­vage a 2/6 loss.

True to form the ‘Back­stop’ part­nered with ‘Hit­man’ Joyce to win 6/2. The scores were even. ‘In Charge’ Welsh and ‘The Strate­gist’’ Gra­ham took charge between sets, send­ing out com­bi­na­tions of ‘Back­stop’ and ‘Young Gun’.

It was a hard-hit­ting frenzy and Kil­more claimed a 6/4 vic­tory.

At the same time, on show court two, ‘The Hit­man’ and ‘Cagey’ were locked in a tooth-and-nail bat­tle of epic pro­por­tions.

Gra­ham and Welsh were not fin­ished yet.

Some­thing needed to be done and it was Welsh’s sand­wich, fea­tur­ing a spe­cial in­gre­di­ent only avail­able to mem­bers.

‘Cagey’ part­nered with the ‘Hit­man’ for an epic, hour-plus set emerg­ing 7-5 vic­tors.

With their en­tire year on the line, Kil­more’s lead had re­duced to just one game. Yes, folks, you heard it right. Never be­fore had Kil­more been chal­lenged like this.

The only ques­tion now was whether ‘In Charge’ Welsh and ‘Strate­gist’ Gra­ham could dare ask more from their team.

Hav­ing de­nied phone ac­cess to the con­fi­dent Noel ‘Side­line’ Roberts, the ral­ly­ing call to arms came from none other than ‘Back­stop’ An­der­son. ‘‘Play your own game,’’ he said. And with that, the fi­nal com­bi­na­tion of ‘Young Gun’ and ‘Hit­man’ en­tered the court.

‘‘We haven’t lost a set all year and today’s just an­other day,’’ the crowd heard the ‘Hit­man’ say.

The ‘Young Gun’ fired on all bar­rels, part­ner­ing with the ‘Hit­man’ to a 6/1 vic­tory.

The re­sult left ‘Back­stop’ and ‘Cagey’ with three games to draw or four for vic­tory.

The last set went to Kil­more but the day be­longed to Sey­mour, win­ning three sets each. Come join us on the courts. Open­ings are now avail­able for the sum­mer sea­son.

So­cial ten­nis is on Thurs­days at 6.30 pm so come and have a hit with the man.

Sign­ing off for the win­ter sea­son.

— The Hit­man

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