Juniors catch up on postponed matches
The two Junior Academy squash teams had to postpone some league fixtures due to important exams, and these matches were played over the half-term week.
Argosy Junior Academy played two B league matches in one week and lost both 3-2. They started with a close encounter with Racketeers Pioneers, the latter teams top two players Dafydd Lewis and Baillie Watterson both recording good 3-1 and 3-0 wins. The third victorious racketeer was Marc Taggart who, after watching his 2-0 lead being clawed back to 2-2 by Ben Leith, just edged the fifth 15-12. The Juniors wins came through Isaac Quayle who defeated James Leith, while his team mate Emma was the only Leith to win on the night, defeating the Racketeers chief strategist Andy Dalrymple 3-0.
Their second match was against Outcasts whose top two players Chris Cave and Liam Davies both triumphed 3-0 over Isaac Quayle and Harvey Douglas respectively. However the Juniors lower order players Leighton Ginty and Ben Leith both played well, with Leighton winning 3-1 against Stuart Highy and Ben winning 3-1 against Mark Henson. The closest match of the night was between Emma Leith and Outcasts captain Peter Ginty, with Ginty eventually clinching the win for Outcasts 3-2 in five very close competitive games.
The C league junior team, Chrystals Junior Academy, played the Falcons in their rearranged fixture and it turned into another tight contest. The Juniors won the two top order matches with the much improved Leighton Ginty and captain Beth Jones gaining 3-0 and 3-1 victories over their opponents, with the match between Beth Jones and Lance Wyllie being particularly exciting and very close with just 4 points separating the players when the points were totalled up. However the lower three contests were all convincingly won 3-0 by the Falcons’ Vicky Watterson, Simon Jones and Sarah Simpson, giving Falcons the overall victory.