Victory for Allander squash players in Helensburgh

THE First match of the new year saw a strong Allander side head off to the wilds of Helensburgh to take on Craighelen 2, one of the struggling teams in the Macbean Technology Division 4.

With only three games lost in the match, the result went according to form, giving the Allander team an 18:3 win and leaving them within reach of the leading team at the top of the league.

Chris McGeady played at one and took time to settle.

Losing the first game encouraged a more determined performance. Using his strength and fitness he gradually wore out his experienced opponent to win 3:1.

Stuart Harvey at two had little difficulty in overwhelming his opponent in straight games.

Meanwhile, Phil Graves at no.3 took a game to accept he had met his match in speed and fitness.

His opponent was described as an ultra fit officer in the Marines and he simply stormed into a one-nil lead.

Fortunately, experience and guile can fox the fittest of opponents and Phil steadily piled on the pressure to take the match 3:1.

At four, Jeremy Bushell took no prisoners in a clinical 3:0 whitewash.

Finally, Gregory Dudziak wrapped the night with a 3:1 win, losing concentration only briefly to lose a game in a generally one-sided match.

The next few weeks will decide the championship with the top four teams due to be played in rapid succession.