Badminton – Birkirkara Go & Fun earn first victory‏

Monday, March 17, 2014, 8:19

The Mixed Teams League 2013/14 resumed last Monday with Birkirkara Go & Fun hosting Shuttles Fort Blocks. The two teams had earlier played and lost their match against current leaders PaolaBC.

Birkirkara Go & Fun took an early lead as the duo formed by Klara O’Berg / Stefan Salomone eased past Grace Vella Incorvaja / George Camilleri in the Mixed Doubles, 21-8 21-8.

Chinese player, Song Chen Jun, made it 2-0 for Birkirkara as he had the better of Shuttles’ captain, Chris Spiteri, 21-9 21-15.
Seeing the match slipping away, Shuttles Fort Blocks tried to react through veteran Grace Saliba. After losing her first set to Daniella Galea 13-21, Spiteri drew level by claiming the second set 21-18. But, Galea regained composure and claimed the deciding set 12-21, thus giving a 3-0 lead and handing the win to her team.

With the match definitively in Birkirkara Go & Fun’s hands, the Shuttles players tried at least to get a consolation point. Spiteri / Camilleri seemed on the right track as they won the first set of the Men’s Doubles against Ivan Salomone / Albert Bezzina 21-15. However, the Birkirkara pair had other intentions and made a comeback to win the two remaining sets 21-18 22-20.

O’Berg / Jacqueline Abela DeGiovanni made it 5-0 for Birkirkara Go & Fun by winning the Women’s Doubles. The Birkirkara pair were too strong for Saliba / Vella Incorvaja, winning the game 21-7 21-5.


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