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Dominos pizzas at Windsor Squash Club

Dominos pizzas round out the evening

Windsor B v Lisburn Racquets

With the A team fielding a full complement for the first time this season, the B team was at full strength for the trip from Belfast to the Racquets club – however Lisburn have been strengthened with the arrival of a couple from Lagan Valley and even without the injured Neil McDowell and Georgie Stephens they are a good side.


Mike v Aaron Curragh

This always looked a close one as both players get around the court well and so it proved. Lots of retrieving and some good play from both but it was generally a see saw match. It went to 5 and Mike seemed to have tired when Aaron raced 8-2 up, however Mike suddenly found some energy and reeled it back to stand at match ball at 9-8. Unfortunately he couldn’t quite finish it and Aaron was very relieved to somehow clinch it 10-9. Entertaining match.

Ben v Stevie Archer

“Flicker” likes a running game and he wasn’t going to get that from Ben. Stevie looked totally bemused in the first two games as he struggled to read Ben’s game and some nice holding of the ball proved effective in putting our man 2-0 up. However Stevie kept going and started to get the hang of things in the third with some quick court coverage to pull one back. That merely delayed the inevitable however as Ben controlled the fourth to win 3/1.

Myles v Conor Hickland

Myles was back after 3 weeks on holiday, were squash did not feature on the list of activities, reasonably enough. Unfortunately he was up against a bit of a ringer as his opponent is an international badminton player, recently converted to squash, and displaying a very impressive grasp of the game already. A big strong lad, he cracked the ball well and moved extremely well, particularly to the forehand side. It would have been tighter had Myles played a bit recently, but even so an uphill task against a player who will surely move higher up very soon. 3/0 Lisburn.

Me v Stuart Campbell

Stuart is always a very steady opponent, but I started well to take the first with some tight squash. Stuart started to get going a bit in the second and began introducing some boasts which kept me guessing somewhat. At 1-1 the third was a key game, and it was a real marathon with some long rallies and a couple of chances for me to take it, however Stuart finally edged it 10-9. Stuart is extremely dogged and he continued this in the fourth while I couldn’t quite keep with him as he ran out a 3-1 winner.

A 6-11 defeat, but Lisburn will do very well in this league particularly when they get the two missing players back.

Two large Dominos pizzas and a load of chips finished off the evening.