Border Reivers Triumph in Thrilling Match Against Grange 3s

In a highly anticipated showdown between the Border Reivers and Grange 3s, the Border Reivers emerged victorious in a thrilling contest, marking their first match of the season. The match, which was eagerly awaited after a walkover against Watsonians 3s and the postponement of the Linlithgow match, lived up to the expectations and delivered an electrifying performance.

The final score of the match saw the Border Reivers triumphant with a resounding 16-5 victory, leaving Grange 3s trailing. Each player from the Border Reivers contributed to the team’s success, securing at least one point in an eventful evening.

The evening’s action commenced with a nail-biting clash between Richard Hebb of the Border Reivers and Grange’s Rory Irwin. The match between the two players turned out to be the highlight of the night, stretching to the limit. Richard Hebb admitted to feeling somewhat rusty and believed that he didn’t quite do himself justice. The opening four games were a rollercoaster, with scores of 3-15, 15-10, 6-15, and 15-11, leaving the match tied at 2-2. Hebb acknowledged making a higher number of errors, which weighed on his mind and affected his mental attitude. Nevertheless, he managed to maintain his focus and ultimately secured victory in the decider with a score of 15-11.

The only match that swung in Grange’s favor was the face-off between Sam Collin and Will Henderson, both of whom share a long-standing rivalry. This time, Will Henderson emerged victorious, beating Sam Collin with a score of 3-1.

The remaining three rubbers were convincingly won by the Border Reivers, each ending in a 3-0 victory for the visiting team.

Match Results:

Paul Harris 0-3 Tony Elliot (7-15, 11-15, 11-15)
Will Henderson 3-0 Sam Collin (15-10, 8-15, 15-4, 15-13)
Ian Ross 0-3 Jordan Reid (8-15, 14-16, 5-15)
Duncan Cleat 0-3 Michael Currie (10-15, 11-15, 11-15)
Rory Irwin 2-3 Richard Hebb (15-3, 10-15, 15-6, 10-15, 11-15) This resounding victory sets the stage for the Border Reivers’ season, providing a promising start as they prepare to host Deer Park in their upcoming home match next week. The team’s collective effort and individual performances showcase their determination and skill as they look forward to a successful season ahead