Matt Gibbs 3-0 Iain Dixon
The night started with Matt v Iain, and after Matt’s disappointing defeat against Dunbar last time out, he was looking to make Amends in this one.  Matt dominated the first game and rattled off 9 points in a row to take it 15-7.  The Second game was completely contrast, the scores were tit for tat and it was a case of Serve and Return and not many rallies or squash.  There wasn’t more than One point separating these players during this game until Matt went game point at 14-12, although Iain saved the Game point, Matt won it 16-14.  The Third game seen Matt relax more and Mat was just enjoying the squash, this game was more fluent and more typical squash shots were played.  Matt won 15-7.

Par Spence 1-3 Raymond Jeffries
Reivers Stalwart Spence, hailing from Cardrona was making his first appearance of the season for the Reivers and both players were quick to get a hold of themselves and a great Squash match was served up.  Both Players were of similar style and this is one that really could have went either way.  Pat used his trademark Deft Drop Shots to win points but hter was more to his game than that and the Spectators were thrilled with the match.  After the first 3 games going the distance 16-14, 15-13, 14-16, Spence ran out of steam quicker than his opponent and Jeffries took the match 15-5.  This game meant Spence is the ONLY player apart from the Club Captain to have represented the Border Reivers Every Season since they joinerd the East Leagues,

Del Sharratt 2-3 Thomas Kallestrup
This match was a classic; it really did swing one way then the other.  Sharratt took a 2-0 lead with 15-11, 15-9 as Kallestrup was uncharacteristically missing some simple shots and just being to far away from the ball.  After taking a breather between the 2nd and 3rd games and some encouragement from his Team Captain, Kallestrup came out a different player and took the next two games fairly quickly 15-8, 15-5.  In the decider, Del got his mojo back but Thomas didn’t ease off and some tight shots meant Thomas won 15-11 for an amazing comeback 3-2.

Jordan Reid 1-3 Andrew Light
An out of sorts Jordan Reid couldn’t get any rhythm in this match; Jordan had not played any squash for about 4 weeks and had just lost his usual edge.  Andrew Light stayed focussed and took advantage of Reid’s Mistakes and won a match he maybe wouldn’t normally have won 11-15, 15-13, 18-16, 15-5.

Tony Elliot 3-0 Gordon Hamilton
This was fairly straight forward for the Reivers top Seed, and this maintained Elliot’s unbeaten record against Tyne 2s.  Although the Rallies were competitive, the scoreline flattered Elliot but he didn’t seem to get out of 2nd gear and won 15-4, 15-4, 15-6.

Sharratt said “The way the scoring works, although we won 10-9 in games; Tyne won the match as they took 3-2 in rubbers.  Our teams always seem to have close, intense matches.  Neither team ever wins easily; these sort of matches are the most enjoyable though and we look forward to the return leg in Galashiels.”