Badminton Bound For The Top?

Ali Chin previews what could be a crucial breakthorugh for UEL.

UEL face London Southbank University in their penultimate game of the season. UEL go into the game only two points behind arch rivals Kings College, but a win will see UEL top the league for the first time this season.

UEL were set to play last week against University of Medway at home but the game was unfortunately cancelled due to Medway not being able to field a team.

Although this situation was a positive for UEL with the east London side gaining all three points by default, there is a danger of them feeling rusty coming into Wednesday not having played a competitive game for five weeks.


UEL should be able to field a strong team against Southbank as they now have the same opponents for the last two games of the season. With Southbank only winning two of their eight games, UEL should be heavy favourites, as they aim to maintain their unbeaten run in the league.

With Kings unlikely to slip up against Essex in the last game of the season, it is imperative for UEL to win both home and away matches against Southbank.

With a full strength team available, on paper UEL should have an easy win, but they will still have to go out and perform against a team lingering nearer the bottom of the table.

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