Wednesday, 2 December 2015

4's at Kirkcaldy (Div 5) Tue, Dec 1

Jamie Helme was first up against #4 Alex Allan who was a #1 Div.1 player at Hewlett Packard back when I hardly knew how to hold a racket there in 1987. Jamie lost the 1st, really screwed the nut in the second to stay 2 points ahead and take it, but Alex made him feed the tin after that so a 1-3 loss to a wily experience campaigner.
    Iain Gallacher (ex David Lloyd #2) made his Grange debut, lost the first but started to really hurt the guy Robert by running everything down and dropping him from distance to level it. He took the 3rd and had Robert ranting, so he came back on court, lost the first 2 points and retired "injured". Testimony to the sickening Iain was giving him.
   Richard Nisbet  went on and played out of his skin for a 2-0 lead got pegged back and was out on his feet in the 4th, somehow got his fifth wind and clinched it. (A real marathon going by the extra points scores 12-15, 16-18, 15-11, 15-13, 14-16)
Jamie H, Richard N, John Kunze & Iain Gallacher at Kircaldy
   John Kunze won the tight first, got blasted out of it in the second, but then really made Andy move and kept him away from his power game to win it 3-1.
   Christy powered(drives) & nuanced(boasts) his way to a 2-0, had a brain fart in the 3rd and let it go, screwed the nut in the fourth and grew a lead, sat on it for a few nervy match balls but glued one backhand to the wall to take it because there was no way he was going back on for a fifth!
   Overall 16-8 against the table toppers in their own yard, true team performance, Plenty of home supporters in the balcony, very squash knowledgeable and respectful, great atmosphere.
   Steak pie & chips and some good chat about Kirkcaldy SC's plans for the future.
Quote of the night: "Is this your first team" from a home supporter AFTER the match!
John took a team photo as a memento so good for the blog. Have a good trip home John, leaving on a high note and haste ye back.