Men’s badminton: UCLan 1sts 8-0 Liverpool John Moores 1sts

By Sam McCarthy – reporter

UCLan dominated against Liverpool John Moore’s with a comprehensive 8-0 demolition.

The men’s first team had no problem overcoming the visitors in a tie that lasted just over 90 minutes.

UCLan tactically approached the tie aggressively, and with real dictation on court. Opening spaces and opting for a more power based method of play.

Liverpool JMU fought valiantly to regain some grip on the match but fell short.

The first game of the season showcased a masterclass of badminton from UCLan, with the visitors only managing 4 wins out of a possible 24 matches.

Superb performances from Josh Hull and Captain Matthew Vacher contributed to the suppression of the away team. The victory puts UCLan at the top of the table, with prospects of winning the title this year round.

The Central Lancashire side showcased impressive doubles victories throughout their matches against the visitors. Both sides demonstrated great chemistry on court but JMU were sought out by their weak backhand.

UCLan’s Vacher said, “overall quite consistent, we got the win so we’re very happy”. Ahead of the game away to Lancaster the Captain spoke about further preparation, stating that “we need to work more on the returning serve and on our double’s work”.

Last season UCLan finished second in the group eight points off top spot. Speaking on improving for this season Vacher also said ‘this year’s squad is a lot better and they’re more confident on continuing this form throughout.

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