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DLWE v Hamilton – Home (Match Report) 4th December 2013

PaulHannahLogoWell Hamilton are in 3rd place in Division 1 so I was wondering where the points were going to come from this week.

An early start saw Sara and I go on first and I didn’t see much of Sara’s match (v Colin McGeady at No.5), apart from one enormous rally where both players were getting everything back and playing great squash (the mis-match in the physical size of both players was amusing to see and if we took a photo of them I’m not sure they’d get both in the same shot!). However Colin won the tie 3-0 and seemed to be in control with his great reach and pace on the ball. Sara was disappointed at her own performance but everyone else felt the opposite and was quite impressed with her tenacity and court speed!!

I was on at the same time as Sara and was fully expecting to be out-run at number two by Kenny Boyle and in the opening exchanges I was. However as the match unfolded I managed to sneak a few cheap points and a few great length shots and then, what do you know, I sneaked the 1st game! Kenny turned the power on in the 2nd and won easily, but I was now more confident (we even got a marker at this point! Not that we used him much; we just made our own decisions and completely ignored Doug, much to his amusement. In fact when Kenny asked for a let in the 3rd Doug just said ‘Well what do you guys think?’).

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However I soon found myself in the 5th game (I won the 3rd and Kenny the 4th). I say ‘soon’ but it was now about an hour later! The strings had gone in my Harrow Fury and Dread Vapor – so I was onto my Vibe (I must get 2 rackets that are the same – you’d think I, of all people, would have two rackets the same. It must be like when you’re a chef, but you never cook at home!). Anyway the 5th was another epic and at 8-8 Kenny and I were still going at it ‘hammer and tongs’. Unfortunately he had the hammer and I had the tongs so Kenny ended up winning 3-2. #guttedbutalsohappytogetto5

Next on was David Craig against Allan McKay and Big Davie had another great game this week, but unfortunately had nothing to show for it at the end. He was playing some great length drives at times and really had Allan moving, but Allan was no slouch himself and there were some brilliant physical rallies with both players throwing themselves about the court. Allan won the match 3-0 but I think Dave’s game is really coming on with performances like that.

Captain Cantlay was on next against Colin Towers at number 3 and I can either give you the long version or the short version of this one!

Long Version – A great start from the captain this week and he took a 2-0 lead and I thought this could be a crushing win for Rich. But the 3rd saw Colin come back and dig in (and Richard took the foot slightly off the gas) so games 3 and 4 to Colin with a determined look on his face. Now Colin likes his squash rackets like he likes his guitars……………. ‘classic’ so I wasn’t surprised to see him still wielding his 1980s Prince racket. But maybe he should have switched to the Les Paul guitar in the 5th because Richard managed to wake up and get himself going again. The 5th was a great fight and Rich sneaked home to win 3-2.

Short Version – Surprise surprise this went to 5. Richard was 2-0 up and woke up just in time to win the last!

Last up was Doug Macmillan at number 1 and I didn’t see this as I was marking and then showering. I hear it was a good hard match though against Andy McBean, but I was told that when the marker started changing his decisions from ‘let’ to ‘no let’ because of the constant barrage from Andy the match was all but over. Doug did however get a game and must have played well to do so, but I think he was disappointed not to be able to get a 2nd game.

So a good hard contest and could have been 3-2 in this penultimate Christmas match, but in the end 6 points to the tally. Veggie pasta for dinner and 3 platefuls for me! What an athlete!

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