A crash back to reality this week with a major loss to a strong
1. Glen Faulkner vs.
Chris Ogden - (Lost 1-3)
A tough match with Chris back to full fitness and picking up
everything. A close first game which Chris won 9-7, I then clawed
back the 2nd 10-8
using a whole lot of energy leaving me knackered for the
3rd losing 9-0 and then a very close 4th game
which again went to 10. Overall a
good match and looking forward to the return match on home
2. Liam Mcllveen vs.
Brigg Simpson - (Lost 1-3)
This looked to be a very long game with 2 evenly matched players
and similar games. The first game had some monumental rallies and
Brigg winning the first 9-6. Liam was tired going into the
2nd and dropped it 9-2. Then Liam shifted up a
gear and started playing some really tight stuff and won the
3rd 9-3 looking like he could turn it around. The
4th game was very close and could have gone either way,
but Brigg closed it out at
3. John Burke vs.
Ollie Cunningham - (Lost 0-3)
A very tough game for John against a fit Ollie who was moving
very well around the court. John battled hard as always, however
was not able to respond to the onslaught of pressure from Ollie.
First, second and third games had a score line of 9-3.
4. Chris Smith vs.
Stuart Adnelo- (Lost 1-3)
Again two similar game styles here, both Chris and Stuart are
big hitters and the ball was flying on the warm Bollington courts.
Chris took the first game and was confident he could master Stuart
which led him to ease off the gas and let Stuart back into
2nd with a relatively easy 9-3 win. Chris fought back in
the 3rd and 4th games but was unable to
recover the situation and lost the 3rd 9-6 and
4th 9-5. Chris should have closed this out early and I
think will learn from this for the return.
5. Justin Risley vs.
Malcolm Keddish - (Won 3-2) - Man of the Match
Yes yes Justin you can have your man of the match award! ;) Just
in case he forgets to tell anyone this win means Justin has
maintained his 100% match record. I wouldn't want to take anything
away from Justin for this performance by saying things like "well
he's only played 2 atches" or "his opponent was the oldest
guy there (by a long way!) and spends more time talking about fuel
investments (Shale - look into it!) than playing squash". Well done
Justin no fine for you this week!
Team for next game- Home
I am still waiting confirmation from Dean at Tollgate if we are
able to push the match back until 1st November with half
term week and will confirm asap. Once this is confirmed I will send
out an e-mail with team selection.
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