Three Points From Glory

Alistair Chin reports on UELs victory over Southbank which takes top of the league with one game left to play

UEL’s Badminton team travelled to Southbank in search of another victory and came back successful with what seemed to be a comfortable win.

The win takes them top of the division as they leap frog rivals, Kings College.

Strong Team

UEL were able to field a strong team for this crucial encounter with the consistent Sean Wilson and Tze Voon Lim favourites to get maximum points.

Alvin Lee and Josh Teoh partnered together as number two seeds with Ali Chin and Irfan Lee partnering as number one seeded doubles.

UEL got off to a strong start as Lee and Teoh won their first match 21-10, 21-14.

Chin and Lee struggled to find their form but eventually came out on top, 21-17, 21-19 putting UEL 2-0 up.

Cruise control

Singles for UEL never fail to disappoint and were on top form again as Wilson eased past his opponent 21-10, 21-10 and Lim continued piling the pressure on Southbank as he won 21-16, 21-17.

With UEL 4-0 and cruising, UEL were in a comfortable position as they only needed one more point to go home with the win.

Chin and Lee won their next game 21-9, 21-10 with Wilson and Lim putting UEL 7-0 ahead.

Southbank managed to avoid a whitewash after beating Lee and Teoh, 8-21, 16-21.

Hoping For A Repeat

The win secured crucial points for UEL which sees them go into the final game of the season one point ahead of Kings.

UEL face Southbank again next week hoping to wrap up the league with the same convincing win.

Guarding against complacency will be a key factor as well as controlling their nerves going into the game, with eyes firmly set on taking the league title.

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