IT’S been an inauspicious start to the season for Bridport Squash Club so far with the club’s 1st team losing their first three fixtures in Division One, and the 2nds going down heavily to Dorchester 2nds in their first game of the campaign in Division Three.
The 3rd team also got off to a losing start in Division Four, well beaten by Dorchester 4th. However they have finally got the club’s first win of the season under their belt, beating David Lloyd Ringwood 2nd.
Bridport 3rd 15 David Lloyd Ringwood 2nd 7
This was a very workmanlike performance by Bridport 3rds playing against an experienced Ringwood side with the newcomers to the team showing how you can master experience by resilience writes Roger Lewis.
On court at one for Bridport was Neson Wood against Ringwood’s Andrew Skipsey. Wood showed how well he has improved in a masterful performance. His patience and controlled shot play gave his opponent no opportunity to settle consequently he powered through to record a very good 9-1, 9/-, 9-4 victory.
Mike Perry was in very good form against Russell Young at number two. The game started tentatively with both players testing each others tactics which produced some demanding rallies. Once Perry got his game going he gradually wore down his opponent who could not cope with his variety of play to claim victory by 7-9, 10-8, 9-7, 9-5.
At three Bridport’s Tyrone Trower was up against a useful opponent in Mark Avoth, and as well as Trower was allowed to play, he found Avoth had all the decisive shots, a strategy Avoth employed right through the game. This sapped Trower’s stamina and he eventually went down fighting 9-1, 7-9, 7-9, 2-9.
Dave Hall at four had a very difficult task against a very cagey opponent in Justin Gollings, who had the capacity to alter the pace of the game according to his type of shot making. This made it difficult for Hall to counter attack and his play became very limited as the game progressed, and with Gollings having all the answers, he powered through to win 9-6, 9-7, 9-0.
Bridport’s Alan Atyeo at five, showed exactly how the game should be played against Glyn Turner with a very cultured performance. From the start he played a patient game waiting for Turner to make mistakes which proved successful as Atyeo went through to record a very good 10-8, 9-1, 9-2 margin.