Match report: Dacorum vs SAFC

Last Thursday our fencers made the short trip to our neighbours at Dacorum for our 2nd league match of the year.

SAFC from L: Flash Gordon, Justin, Richard, JD, Bryant (c), Adam

As expected it was a tough night against stiff opposition:- Dacorum won last year’s epee league.

And they proved too strong for us.  Cap’n Bryant managed 2 wins out of 3 bouts and Adam Z-M kept a very cool head under intense pressure to take his very first win outside SAFC!  In fact he nearly won two, narrowly missing out by just one point.  Dacorum took the epee 6-3.

But we faired better in the foil.  JD won 2 out 3 and Alex ‘Flash’ Gordon gave a great performance to win 2 out of 3, one of which was Dacorum’s captain!

Our third foilist Justin had only recently finished one of our Beginners Courses and scored a win in his 3 Counties debut, giving SAFC victory in the foil 5-4.  Like Adam, he only narrowly missed out on a 2nd win.

So overall we just lost the match overall 10-8 but a good performance on the night against tough opposition and some big smiles on faces for Adam, Justin and Alex, and that’s what it’s all about…!

Well a lot has happened in the last week and sadly it looks like that’s it for fencing for the club and the league for the foreseeable future until we get through the current situation.

Keep an eye on the club’s website and Facebook page for updates.

Stay safe and look after yourselves and each other…!