JM trio in top form

PUBLISHED: 19:06 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 May 2010

A VISIT by three members of the JM Judo Club to the annual summer area competition produced a great result for the Royston club. Despite depleted numbers, the group came away with maximum awards. Club vice-captain Dawn Smith was around to bolster the you

A VISIT by three members of the JM Judo Club to the annual summer area competition produced a great result for the Royston club.

Despite depleted numbers, the group came away with maximum awards.

Club vice-captain Dawn Smith was around to bolster the young contingent with some moral support, and kept the young players concentrating on the task in hand.

Alfie Massmann-Brown was first out in a three-way tie, which saw the seven-year-old gain two maximum point wins in his two bouts, the first of which saw produced a hip throw followed by a strong ground hold for the 10-point win.

Tom Fox followed his cousin to the contest mat and did not disappoint, in a tight four-man set up.

An opening loss on a split decision did not deter the youngster, and he came back with two superb wins both for maximum points, again using the hip throw technique.

With the narrowest of point advantage,s Fox held on to secure the gold medal.

Neil Smith returned to action after an 18-month absence with an injury and drew much applause from the crowd with some superb judo skills in a heavily weighted five man pool.

Another of the club's many long- term hopefuls, Smith won all four bouts with maximum points, defeating junior national bronze medallist David Stephenson from Barnet Judo Club with a strong ground hold on the way to claim his gold.

Club leader John Massmann said: "It was a really excellent day, with some very positive results."

For membership and club details contact John Massmann on 01763 241020.

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