Five alive success for Allander squash team

The match looked in little doubt when a slightly disorganised opposition arrived with only four players. Phil Graves at 5 was left to take on the unglamorous job of refereeing 2 matches. Scott Hay at no.4 duly cruised through against his opponent in a straight 3-0 win, whilst on the other court Jeremy Bushell at no.3, having started nervously and losing the first game, soon regained control and won the next 3 games easily.

Colin McGeady maintained his steady record with a straightforward 3-0 win, though the last game went to 13-13 before he squeezed home 15-13.

Finally Chris McGeady at no.1 took on a small but very athletic woman opponent who proved to a very tough competitor. This tested Chris’ patience as his power-play gave her plenty of time to pick up his shots as they bounced back off the back. Supported by a very low error rate she deservedly drew level at 1-1. Despite further strong defensive play she eventually succumbed to superior pace and power and Chris went on to win 3-1.

Meanwhile the Allander Squash 2nd team were played Newlands Squash 8th team beating them 4-1. The win consolidates further the team’s grasp on second position in the league. Stuart Petrie was first on court at position 2. Stuart won 3-0 but each game was close. Hamish McKay won easily at position 5 and the night’s win bonus was then secured by Gregory Dudziak, playing in the top slot. Gregory lost the first game narrowly, won the next two narrowly before his superior fitness bore fruit and won 3-1. Donny Kneale, at position 4 was against a surprisingly spritely opponent. From one game all, his opponent sneaked the next game after many game-points and rounded it off to beat Donny 3-1. Kevin Reilly at position 3 had a ding dong to begin but ended an easy 3-0 winner.