Injuries make life difficult

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STAMFORD fielded a team weakened by injuries in their first home match in the Cambridgeshire Squash League’s top flight.

With two top players missing, Simon Morris stepped in against Hunts County and had a hard fought match against Andy Reynolds.

In the past Simon has had the upper hand but Andy arrived at Stamford to even things up and with all the games going to the wire with the visitor claimed a 3-1 win.

Team captain Dave Spooner made a rare appearance at number four string.

Despite an injured shoulder, Spooner became the hope of the team, leading 2-0 only to be beaten 3-2 by Paul Goodwin.

Next up was Robinson, who was handed a squash lesson by County’s John Mitchley.

The consistent retrieving by “Mitch” coupled with Robinson’s lack of fitness made for a short match with the Hunts County number three comfortably winning 3-0.

Simon Barker, also playing up a position, took to the court with the right frame of mind, hunting and chasing the ball down at every opportunity.

His opponent Colin Griggs, put his coaching skills to good use moving Simon around into every corner, eventually wearing down Barker to win 3-0.

The team was greatly strengthened by the appearance of Rob Vivian at number one.

Although Rob started the match well his consistent and quality game was unfortunately still not good enough to overcome the slow, methodical grinding technique of his opponent James Powley. He lost 3-1.