Friday, 15 June 2012
Open Part V
A productive day for the Open Team in Dublin. We started off with a convincing 21-9 win against the Iceland team - who in all of our view are a certainty to qualify for the second week, so a very satisfying result. Second up we faced Romania, who were lying comfortably in a qualifying position - we managed to record an excellent 23-7 victory against them (even after this they are in a qualifying spot). Last up we had somewhat of a local derby against Wales - a tight set of boards saw us triumph 18-12 - leaving us having picked up 62 from the day - a great effort from the boys. Tomorrow we have a very tough ask, we play Poland at 1000 and they are playing their front four, and then we play France, which will be on Vugraph and BBO at 1330. We are currently in second place in our group, behind only the very strong Monaco team. On Sunday we play just one match against Luxembourg, then just two more days of the first phase remain. Let's hope we keep at it and keep winning!