The Wetherby ladies second team were hoping to keep the pressure on leaders Fulford when they visited Copmanthorpe this morning. However due to holiday commitments and injury they travelled with a weakened team and despite their best efforts were unable to bring home the points.
Captain Rachel Butterworth was missing along with Louise Williams, Jill Abel and Fiona Chantrey and any side missing such quality are always going to face an uphill task.
Trish Bell and Debbie Vines teamed up and the ladies who play regularly in the mixed team managed two wins from their three rubbers to secure a respectable 18 points.
Janine Smith and Marise Richfield are certainly no strangers after playing previously together many times .They lost two tight affairs 7-5 and managed a 6-6 draw to finish on a creditable 16 points in the morning.
Bev Lyn and Cathryn Keighley kindly stepped up from the third team and were certainly not disgraced. They lost two rubbers 8-4 and gained a hard fought 6-6 draw as well to finish with 14 points.
The home pair seed one were above average and finished the session with 23 points and overall Copmanthorpe ran out worthy winners in fairness by 60-48.
It was still an encouraging performance despite the enforced changes and the team remain in the thick of the promotion race.