Regan ignites a first class display

Captain Craig Lloyd is refusing to get carried away after a comfortable win over Bristol but has great hope for the season ahead.

Swansea made it three wins out of four, with a clinical victory over Bristol 3rds.

All five players won their respective matches, making light work of their opponents.

“It was easy match for us today, it really helps having your first choice players out there and having Phil Regan available to us at number one really boosted the team,” said Lloyd.

“We can really kick on from here, we have only lost once this season and that was to Gloucester away, hopefully with a full strength squad we can beat them at home.”

Swansea’s day started with their number one Regan facing Bristol’s Nick Bone.

The match was a feisty affair with Bone often voicing an opinion on the decisions made.

His complaints did not have much standing as Regan, by far the better player, cruised to victory (11-4, 11-7, 11-4).

Russ Moralee and Brad Pletts soon followed up on Regan’s good work, both grabbing 3-0 victories themselves.

At this point, victory for Swansea was already confirmed; but the home side had their sights firmly set on completing the whitewash.

Lloyd was up next and his contest proved to be the most emphatic of them all.

He beat Tom Lloyd in straight games (11-1, 11-2, 11-3).

This meant Dan McEwan needed to beat Bristol’s Ali Ladek to make it 5-0, to the home side.

This was clearly the match of the day. McEwan cruised through the first game 11-2, but Ladek proved to be a lot more stubborn than his compatriots.

He pushed McEwan hard winning a tightly contested third game (13-15).

But McEwan proved to be too strong winning the fourth game 11-6, finishing off a great afternoon for the Swansea 1sts.

Swansea had one final game before the Christmas break, and it was against the top placed side UWE 2nds.

With the chance to go top of the table with a win, Swansea fell short in a thrillling 3-2 defeat.

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