Alice's vital helping hand

EVEN without Garry Dodd, who is playing at a higher level, the Sportingbet island men’s team managed to record an important win during the second weekend of British National League action of the season.

Alice Loveridge

EVEN without Garry Dodd, who is playing at a higher level, the Sportingbet island men’s team managed to record an important win during the second weekend of British National League action of the season.

The 5-3 victory over Crusaders I moved the side up into sixth position of the strong Division 1 South, ahead of their beaten opponents and TTC Cornwall.

The first encounter of this round of fixtures was against Olop Impact who are currently sitting in third.

Adam Langlois was very unfortunate to lose to both Daniel Moses and Daniel McTiernan 11-9 and 11-8 respectively in the fifth and Phil Ogier was also unable to convert against the unpredictable Moses despite holding a 2-0 lead.

Alice Loveridge, pictured, prevented the whitewash by getting the better of Hari Gehlot in five games. Gehlot led 2-1 and the fourth end was the defining point of the match, the Sarnian eventually battling through 17-15 after saving a few match points in the process.