Preview: UEL Badminton Take On Top Table Rivals

Ali Chin reports on the upcoming UEL Badminton fixture against Kings college

University of East London Badminton team face Kings College at the Brixton Recreation Centre in a highly anticipated third fixture for both teams.

This match is a top of the table clash with the two teams starting off the season with a 100% record.

Current Form

The form of both Kings and UEL is perfect as both teams have won both of their two games. In Kings’ first match of the season, they defeated the University of Medway 6-2. Following that, their second game was a complete walkover as Kings managed an 8-0 victory at the home of London Southbank.

In UEL’s first match, they faced the University of Essex and won 6-2 in a comfortable win for the team. Their second match of the season and their first at home was a lot closer as they won 5-3 against a competitive LSE side.

Kings lead the table on game difference and have a plus twelve score, compared to UEL’s plus six score.

Availability of players

Azhar Syed and Joshua Teoh come back into the team after being unavailable and injured respectively. Teoh shared his thoughts on the future ahead,

“I think the team can go on to better and better with no limitations on what we can do.”

Syed also seemed positive ahead of Wednesday’s game, “I am confident that we can do it as a team and individuals to get another win for UEL.”

 Last Season clash

The match between these two sides last season had the home team winning on both occasions. At Sports dock it was a close affair which UEL edged out to a 5-3 win. In the corresponding fixture at Kings College, UEL were thrashed 8-0 and were unable to put up a significant fight.

With Joshua Teoh available to play in his first match of the season after from recovering from an ankle injury he should be an added boost to a team already high in confidence.

Team News

Ali Chin is still injured and receiving treatment from the sports injury clinic at UEL – it’s unsure when he will come back from injury.

In addition, Marco Eng has picked up an injury in his lower back and has expressed his need to rest to avoid any further problems for the season ahead.

 

 


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