Mixed week for Clitheroe's badminton teams

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PRESSURE now mounts at the top of the Blackburn and District Badminton Association First Division as last year's promoted team Telecom A move into second place.

Telecom, playing in their return match against fellow promoted side Abacus A, dominated play from the start and only dropped one single game, 21-1.

Abacus may find it hard to avoid the drop.

Independent A who have recorded some useful results in the past few weeks, again recorded a well worthwhile victory over Clitheroe A.

The home side did well in the mixed doubles, but Clitheroe made them play hard in the level double events when their record improved.

Halstead, bottom of the table, were always in trouble against mid-table Clitheroe B with the home side now finding themselves just above their seniors team, but having played four more games.

In the Second Division, Stanhill still find themselves in the bottom two as they were outplayed by leaders St Philip's. However, Roefield A in second place close the gap slightly by outplaying Abacus B.

St Nicholas in third place took a comfortable victory over Whitehall at the Hyndburn Sports Centre.

Second placed College seem to have lost their way in recent weeks, losing five games in a row, this week at the hands of second bottom St Matthew's.

With Olympic being forced to play their match with two gents short, they were always in trouble against Clitheroe C, with the home side making sure that they contained their advantage.

In spite of this, the visitors put up a strong opposition, but the odds were always against them and they went down 14-6.