Close en­coun­ters in grand fi­nals

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GAZETTE SPORT -

Mid Gipp­s­land Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion held its se­nior grand fi­nals last week. Sec­tion 3 - Laber­touche v War­ragul The first two matches started off well with both clubs win­ning one each, which was a even start to the night.

Laber­touche, how­ever went into sec­ond gear dur­ing the next few games and won a ma­jor­ity of the next matches.

Start­ing the last cou­ple of games, there was about 25 aces sep­a­rat­ing the teams, which meant War­ragul were re­quired to win each game and by a mar­gin of seven or more. They were un­able to achieve this. Laber­touche youth seemed to pre­vail here, where they ap­peared to be able to reach al­most ev­ery shot.

Laber­touche Blue fin­ished the home and away sea­son in fourth place. Sec­tion 2- Laber­touche v Drouin There were a range of close games dur­ing the night.

With teams go­ing head to head in most sets, there were sev­eral which were 21-20 in the end, which is a close match.

Laber­touche was able to with stand the pres­sure, and come out with the win by 11 aces.

The youth of Andrew and Stu­art Ot­trey per­haps helped out here.

Laber­touche fin­ished in first place af­ter the home and away sea­son. Sec­tion 1 - Thor­p­dale v War­ragul Blue Thor­p­dale fin­ished the home and away sea­son in first place, and War­ragul Blue fin­ished sec­ond , so a good game was ex­pected.

The spec­ta­tors ar­rived, and kept com­ing in dur­ing the night to see a good match.

Many matches went to three sets and had some close finishes, in­clud­ing a cou­ple of 2120.

It is pre­dicted that the re­sult of the night was left to the last two games on the night.

All play­ers and spec­ta­tors were on the edge of their seats wait­ing to see who had won dur­ing the tal­ly­ing up of scores, which was com­pleted by MGBA vice pres­i­dent Hay­den Fowler.

As per the sea­son Thor­p­dale were too good on the night, win­ning by 16 aces.

Sec­tion three run­ners up War­ragul, from left Dy­lan Pratt, Daniel Masters, Rhain Bate­man and Ben Pa­trick.

Right: Thor­p­dale sec­tion one pre­miers, from left Matt Pow­ell, Daniel Pow­ell, Doug Far­ris and Heath Fer­gu­son.

Above: Sec­tion three pre­miers Laber­touche, from left Jonah Serong, Korey Car­ri­son, Casey Wells, Danny Car­ri­son and Todd Hobbs.

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