Squash - Allander take on Cameron House

In the first half of the season the Allander Cyan team had been soundly beaten on their visit to the luxurious Cameron House leisure centre on the shores of Loch Lomond.

The return fixture should have been closer, but this time it was Cameron House missing a vital player and they struggled accordingly against a home side fighting to stay in division 3.

Chris McGeady at number 1 got off to a good start with a narrow victory in the first game. He lost momentum in the second game but soon made amends with his faster more aggressive play grinding his opponent down such that the last 2 games were won easily to give Chris a 3-1 victory.

Jeremy Bushell had a tighter match. He lost the first and third game but winning the second and fourth to set up a tight deciding fifth game. Fortunately the pattern was reversed and he cruised to a relatively easy win in the last game to win 3:2.

Stuart Harvey played a solid and sensible game at number 3 to win in straight games 3-0. Phil Graves had a tougher time at number 4. At 2-1 games down he saved 3 match points to level the match 2-2.

The fifth game was disappointing as his opponent found a new lease of life. Scores were close all the way to 11-11, but Phil threw away the last 3 points to lose 3-2.

Finally Gregory Dudziak at number 5 found himself in command from the outset and duly strolled to a simple 3-0 win. With a final score convincing win, with a final score of 17-6 to Allander Cyan, we all headed for a well-deserved meal at the Cyan restaurant.

Two substantial victories in successive weeks has lifted us out of the relegation zone with only two matches left to play. Survival now looks far more likely than it did only a few weeks ago.