Sharples travelled to Horwich St Joseph's with a depleted badminton squad. Some key absences led to debuts for Daneyil Dad, Sheraz Rafique, Tommy Banks and Ryan Ashe. The 'A' team started slowly, but they eventually found their stride and nearly staged a comeback. However, despite the best efforts of Shuttleworth and Morris, the team unfortunately lost the match 10-8.

The trip to St Joseph’s also saw a new look B team, with a number of younger players coming in. However, all players did themselves justice and managed to earn a draw. Hopefully, these new additions to the squad will become key players for the badminton team in the future.