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Squash Report 2014

Squash ReportA new season is on us, and the valiant lads and ladies have been freshly invigorated with a influx of YOUNG, yes YOUNG members!

Squash ReportAt 7.30pm  with no opponents having arrived at Windsor Squash Club Belfast we wondered if we should have been at Antrim Squash Club  instead! A couple of minutes later and Mr Squash President, Tony Brown and League Secretary,  Martin McAllister arrived without a care in the world. That’s right John Crossey, Martin the guy that docked the Windsor C team 5 points for the few minutes late score card a few weeks back. Cat, kettle and black comes to mind.

Mike Fetherston v Tony Brown
Mike on first with El Presidente . No taking it easy as our man dominated this encounter. Excellent serving, good length and perfect shot selection meant that Tony was pinned back and unable to get into the game at all. Top performance from Mike who just gets better and better. 3/0 to Windsor.

Ben Fetherston v Martin McAllister
On came brother Ben. If Ben thought Philip West was hard hitting the previous week he had to think again. I haven’t seen the ball fly quite so hard outside the premier league. Unfortunately for Martin and fortunately for Ben, Martin’s hard hitting was supplemented by many unforced errors. Fair play to Ben who remained composed  to win it convincingly in three. Great touches throughout this game and he thoroughly deserved to keep his unbeaten record intact. 3/0 to Windsor

Mike Hewitt v Tom Kennedy
Mike played against gentle gentleman Tom Kennedy. Tom is a very experienced and tricky squash player. Early on Mike dealt very well with the high accurate serves from Tom and raced into a 2-0 lead. However, Mike went off the boil and surrendered  the next 2 games. At this stage it looked a goner for Mike but somehow he summoned up a great effort in the fifth game to win it 9/6. 3/2 to Windsor.

Stephen Boyd v Charlie Winters
The match was already won so pressure off – just the way I like it. Charlie used to be a formidable runner in his day but thankfully not so much this day! I won the first and Charlie won the second. At 7-3 down in the third I remembered to play squash and even though I lost it eventually I sensed that Charlie was tiring. And so it was, 9-1 to me in the fourth. The fifth was relatively straightforward apart from an “open goal” miss at match point. 3/2 to Windsor.

A very welcome 13-4 victory. A veritable Windsor feast was provided by Ben – pizzas, chicken goujons and savoury snacks. Table cloth, napkins and condiments – perfect. Good to see Guy earlier in support of his two boys. Somebody did ask the question “Was Guy ever able to move about the court as well as the two boys?”
“Catch yourself on” came the reply.

Stephen Boyd
Senior Squash Reporter