Border Reivers 2s Triumph Over Dalgetty Bay in Thrilling Squash Encounter

The Border Reivers 2s bounced back from a recent defeat at the hands of Dean 2s with a resounding victory over Dalgetty Bay in a thrilling squash match held in Galashiels. The Reivers were determined to make amends, and they did so with style.

The Reivers 2s, a formidable team in their own right, welcomed back top seed Alan Jobes and the ever-reliable Iain Laing, adding to the anticipation of the evening’s showdown. However, Dalgetty Bay faced a challenging situation, as they could only muster four players for the journey to Galashiels, leading to the unfortunate forfeiture of the fifth rubber.

The players on both sides were evenly matched, making for a fiercely contested evening of squash. The Reivers claimed victory in the third and fourth seed rubbers, while Dalgetty Bay managed to secure the top and second seed matches. With the fifth rubber being awarded 3-0 to the Reivers 2s, it sealed a comprehensive victory for the Borderers.

Reivers’ Captain Del Sharratt set the tone for the evening, winning his match 3-1 against the formidable Iain Penman. The clash between Richard Taylor and Stewart Simpson was a tightly contested affair, with Taylor ultimately prevailing 3-0. Meanwhile, Iain Laing found it challenging to keep up with the speed and dexterity of the younger Neil Whiteside, resulting in a 1-3 loss. Alan Jobes displayed incredible determination, but he ultimately ran out of steam, going down 1-3 in his match.

In the end, the Border Reivers 2s emerged victorious with a final score of 14-7 against Dalgetty Bay, showcasing their resilience and skill on the squash court.

The individual match results are as follows:

Alan Jobes 1-3 George Friedel (7-15, 15-7, 12-15, 13-15)
Iain Laing 1-3 Neil Whiteside (7-15, 13-15, 15-7, 10-15)
Richard Taylor 3-0 Stewart Simpson (15-11, 15-12, 15-12)
Del Sharratt 3-1 Iain Penman (16-14, 9-15, 15-10, 15-13)
Iain Gorman 3-0 N/A The Border Reivers 2s can take pride in their strong performance and the victory, which marks a significant step in their quest for squash supremacy. As the season progresses, their fans eagerly await more thrilling encounters on the court.