The University of East London Badminton breezed past Essex University in a comfortable 8-0 victory to stay unbeaten and remain in contention to top the league and gain promotion.
UEL have kept the pressure on Kings at the top of the table as this game in hand puts them level with an identical record to kings and only behind on game difference
With the same team put out as against Medway the week before, Sean Wilson and Tze Voon Lim were the singles players. The doubles teams were Alvin Lee with Ali Chin and Marco Eng with Josh Teoh.
The game started off with Wilson easing to a 21-8, 21-4 win. Lee and Chin were playing at the same time but started off slowly losing their first set 21-19.
They managed to pull the game back winning 21-15, 21-13 in the final two sets.
Lim was involved next and won within three sets 21-16, 18-21, 21-14 putting UEL 3-0 up.
With all of UEL successful it was down to Eng and Teoh follow suit. They controlled the game winning both sets 21-17 putting UEL up 4-0 at the half way stage.
Cruising at this point, UEL’s Wilson won his match, 21-6, 21-7, and continued his run of not losing a set in the league this season.
Chin and Lee were 21-13, 21-15 winners and put UEL 6-0.
With the game already in the bag, UEL began to relax but they still managed to get the job done. Lim eased past his next opponent 21-16, 21-16.
Eng and Teoh took their foot off the gas as the scraped through 25-23 and 21-18.
With such a great win, UEL will be hoping to take control of the league as they resume playing in the new year.
With such a great end to 2016 compared to last season’s relegation battle, they will be hoping for promotion. With the return of Azhar Syed for their most important matches, that can only be a positive for 2017.