Tuesday night an intrepid band of fencers headed north into the darkness of Bedfordshireshire.
The teams were
FOIL: JAKE, SIMON, MÉLANIE
EPEE: RICHARD, MATTHEW, BRYANT
Having fenced at Bedford a few times I knew the epee would be tough – they’re currently ranked 1st for epee in the competition, for good reason.
And so it proved to be… We only managed to win 2 of our epee matches. But it was so close to being a different story, with Matthew & Richard both losing one of their matches by a single point.
Thankfully the foil was a different story. Jake won all three of his matches, Mélanie won one of hers (it was so nearly 2 wins, losing a match by one hit) and Simon already had two wins under his belt.
The last bout of the evening was Simon’s 3rd fight and THE DECIDER! we needed a victory to win the foil 7-2 and so get a draw overall.
It started well and Simon got an early lead to 4-2 and looked to have the win in the bag!
but frustratingly his opponent pulled back a couple of hits to level the score at four-all.
It was tense! But Simon got the final all-important hit. Well done. And so the foil was ours and the match an overall draw. A fair result for both teams.
Thanks to all who gave up their time on a dark, cold wet Tuesday night.
That was our penultimate 3C match of the year. The final one being Luton who was due to visit us a few weeks ago but had to cancel.
We’re now looking at a new date of either Thurs.29.Nov or Thurs.06.Nov, pending Luton to confirm. Watch this space.