JUNIOR player Molly Holman-Sheard was unbeaten as Holmbridge C improved their promotion chances in Division VI of the Huddersfield Badminton League.
The 15-year-old, who is now a regular in the team and attends the Huddersfield Eagles coaching at Newsome Sports College on a Sunday morning, impressed as Holmbridge scored a revenge 6-3 victory over Flying Feathers D, their rivals who had beaten them 5-4 earlier in the campaign.
Joining Molly in the victorious team were fellow juniors Oliver Platt (14) – who also attends the Eagles coaching – and Marie Wright (17), who was playing in only her second match.
Also unbeaten for Holmbridge was Phil Godin.
Holmbridge C 6 Flying Feathers D 3, Men – Andy Bennell and Phil Godin beat John Corr and Tony Nicholson 23-21, 21-13; Bennell and Oliver Platt lost to Corr and Stuart Kershaw 11-21, 10-21; Godin and Platt beat Nicholson and Kershaw 21-14, 23-21.
Ladies – Hilary Morgan and Molly Holman-Sheard beat Veronica Carrapiett and Zena Nalepa 21-16, 21-6; Morgan and Marie Wright beat Carrapiett and Cheryl Green 10-21, 21-9, 21-16; Holman-Sheard and Wright beat Nalepa and Green 23-21, 21-17.
Mixed – Bennell and Morgan lost to Corr and Carrapiett 6-21, 16-21; Godin and Holman-Sheard beat Nicholson and Nalepa 21-15, 21-18; Platt and Wright lost to Kershaw and Green 23-21, 10-21, 12-21.