Saturday, 14 November 2015

3rds at ESC 7's (Div 4)

Finding myself with altitude sickness as I subbed up on the 3rds for the first time in a few years, I turned up with one court shoe left at home.
    So Sam Collin went on with 6ft6" Tom Utting and was good value for a 2-0 lead, taking everything early and getting Tom to leak errors under pressure. However the wheels came off slightly as Tom used his wingspan to close off the court while Sam had a slight lull. So on to the 5th and Sam got his second wind but Tom had the momentum to see it out.
   Andy Whitelaw went on with Graham Donaldson, I didn't see it but from the scores Andy seemed to just have enough control on it winning 3-0: 12, 11, 11. I'd got my 2nd shoe so I served off with Steven Sproule who has more experience in his pinkie toe than my 30 years in the game. It became a bit of a test of leftie-righty i.e. who could keep it on the other's backhand and then get the first attack in as neither of us are the best movers any more (I never was in the first place). I managed to lob and boast my way comfortably through the first 2 games. Steven then raised his game, had more success getting it on his forehand and we went point for point, in extra points I managed to get it. 3-0.
  So two matches to one, we needed Anto Fitz to clear up against Doug Brown. Did he hell! Straight to the fifth and Ant saw it out to grab the bonus points for us. Ian Ross went on against Scott Lothian at #1 and all 8 other players watching unshowered which show the team spirit is good in both camps.
Scott fizzed around court, hit the dots off the ball and reverse-angled Ian who just couldn't match the energy levels of his oppo on the night: 0-3.
   Overall 3-2 to us, 14-8 on points which puts us to second in the table. Over double-helpings of Lasagne, we debated the merits of a tram going down Leith Walk and whether ESSA should invest in a few clapped-out people carriers for the clubs so we could have a beer or two after squash. Report C.L.
Edinburgh Sports Club 7 (Violet) vs. Grange 3

Edinburgh Sports Club 7 (Violet)Grange 3
1 Scott Lothian
3 - 0
15-9, 15-6, 15-13
 Ian Ross
2 Tom Utting
3 - 2
16-14, 5-15, 10-15, 15-6, 16-14
 Sam Collin
3 Graham Donaldson
0 - 3
12-15, 11-15, 11-15
 Andrew Whitelaw
4 Doug Brown
2 - 3
10-15, 16-14, 12-15, 17-15, 12-15
 Anthony Fitzgerald
5 Steven Sproule
0 - 3
10-15, 3-15, 15-17
 Christy Looby
Games Won811
Game Points Won236258
Penalty Points00
Bonus Points03.00

When: 13th Nov 2015 at 7:00pm

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