Rebecca close to upsetting top seed at Nottingham event

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Rebecca Woods gave top seed Chloe Hunt a few palpitations in Nottingham as the Lisburn 14 year old took the opening set of their girls singles clash 21-11.

Playing some of her best badminton she was well on the way to causing an upset as as the match entered its later stages before the Warwickshire player got back into the game and took the second 21-17.

In the deciding set the Alpha player continued her onslaught and will have been rueing how she had not been able to secure what would have been a mammoth victory for her as Miss Hunt snatched a 22-20 victory after some 43 minutes.

In Rebecca’s next group encounter, Rebecca Cameron from Lothian booked her place in the semi-final.

In the semi-final of the doubles the twins were to take the opening set 21-17 against the No3/4 seeds Rachel Andrew & Rachel Cameron from Scotland, taking the match into a third set.

The top Scottish pair won the deciding set 21-11 but the local girls can look back with a great deal of satisfaction on the visit to Nottingham and set them up for the forthcoming challenges in Cheltenham.