Friday, 4 October 2013

Grange 3s Vs Colinton 4s 03 Oct 2013


The season opener proved a tough one for Grange 3 with a clean sweep for Colinton Castle 4.

Everybody performed very creditably though against opponents ranked anything from 40 to 95 points higher than them on the matrix.

Best performance of the evening was that of Brian Sloan who had Eric Donohoe (95 matrix points higher!) absolutely on toast with a 5-0 lead in the 5th game when he tore a calf muscle. He tried to carry on after the statutary 3 minute injury break in the hope that he could slam four straight winners into the nick….but he couldn't and chose wisely to retire once Eric had clawed back to 5-7.

Georgina Jamieson had a very close tussle with Mike Brown before succumbing late in the 5th game.

Richard Nisbet recovered from a bit of a nightmare first game (one handout all he had to show for it) to take the second game well. The remaining games were hard fought but Stuart Keane pulled away at the end of each.

Anthony Fitzgerald had a very tough match against the speedy Mark Williamson. The contest was a lot closer than the three 4-9 results would suggest but his opponent always had enough of an edge.

The attempt by the captain Mark Dutton to rescue Grange club honour at the end of the night proved a touch too difficult against the long reach and steady play of Colin Grant. All of the games were close with Mark leading two of them quite a long way in but ultimately Colin had the edge in tightness and asked a few more squash questions than Mark could pose in return.

Not a bad season start against a very strong team who must be amongst the favourites for promotion from this division.

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