Bognor’s second team’s journey to play Littlehampton seconds ended in an exact reversal of the early season fixture as the home team edged it.
No5 string for Bognor was junior George Meaby, who was up against Ali Lewis, well known to Bognor players.
Meaby tried hard but Lewis had all the experience to run out a comfortable winner in three games.
Steve Kus was at No4 for Bognor playing Dave Santer and despite a good effort, the home player also won in straight games – as did Chris O’Neil in the third-string clash with Bognor’s Jon Burley the score 9-5, 9-4, 9-3.
This gave Littlehampton an unassailable advantage, but Bognor’s old hands, in the remaining rubbers, redeemed matters.
Dave Meagher for Bognor took on Steve Slaughter in what should have been a close match. Meagher took the first game easily and managed to keep in front despite stronger play from Slaughter, winning 9-1, 9-7, 9-7.
First string Paul Butcher had a close match with Phil McCumskey. The advantage swung back and forth with Butcher just managing to keep the edge to take the tie 3-2 – the scores 9-3, 6-9, 9-5, 5-9, 9-4. Bognor took six points from the loss.
The second team have a month’s gap before their next match. The first team have away games at Horsham and Midhurst before the next match at Hawthorn Road on Friday, February 18, when they take on Littlehampton. Details on 01243 865462.