Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Grange 4 vs. Colinton Castle 5

Grange 4 vs. Colinton Castle 5
Played at: Grange Sports Club
When: 23rd Feb 2016 at 7:00pm
Tonight’s fixture saw us hosting CCS5, with the team looking to extend their unbeaten run of 7 matches, to keep up the pressure on the leaders in division 5.  
First up were Iain Gallacher and Jamie Helme playing Mike Gibbs and Mark crease at 2 & 4 respectively. Iain had a solid game winning in 3 sets despite his opponent serving for the second set at 14-13 and 14-15, taking the match with a 3-0 win (15-11, 17-15, 15-11), meanwhile on the other court Jamie also proved to be too strong for Mark, winning the match 3-0 (15-10, 15-13, 15-10) put Grange 2 nil up after the first round of games.
Next up was Richard Nisbet and Christy Looby at number 3 & 5. Richard was playing John-Paul Hughes and was looking to getting back to winning ways after a couple of bad results, Richard started brightly and won the first two sets comfortably, the third set was a tighter affair, with JP rallying to serve for the set only for Richard to come back and overhaul him to take the match with a 3-0 win (15-9, 15-6, 19-17). Christy was playing Lynn Grant on the other court and Christy was always in charge of this match and won 3-0 (15-8, 15-6, 15-12).   
Lastly it was the turn of the number 1’s and Anthony Fitzgerald was playing Bob Baikie, Anthony quickly imposed himself on this match, despite Bob being turned down on a couple of shouts for strokes from the balcony, and went on to win the game 3-0 (15-8, 15-7, 15-8) to complete a clean sweep for the 4ths, with a match score of 18-0.
We then retired upstairs to the bar for drinks and Pizza’s, followed by a Bounty to finish off proceedings. Topics for discussions were diverse and included the proposed route of the new £9 million cycle route linking the east and west of Edinburgh and whether Donald Trump was a serious candidate for the US Presidency or just a joke figure.


Anonymous said...

What £9 million cycle link? I pay road tax so I demand to know.

Victoria Edwina Doughty

Stags Heid said...

That can only be that renowned squash cyclist Richie Mac