Squash: Plate Final 2009

8 04 2009
The 2009 Plate Finalists: Mike Service, Geoff Dean

The 2009 Plate Finalists: Mike Service, Geoff Dean

The delayed Nunholm Squash Club Championship Plate Final was played this week and it turned out to be a cracker. It pitched Mike Service against Geoff Dean in what was a hard hitting and competitive encounter.

Geoff flew to a 6-0 lead in the first game before Mike clawed his way back to 6-8 but it was Geoff who got game ball first. However Geoff lost the point and Mike took the game to 9-9 and had game ball too before Geoff won service back and clinched the first 10-9.

The second game was equally as close but Mike took the upper hand first to race to 7-4 up before Geoff hit a purple patch again and got to 8-7 and game ball, but an unfortunate foot fault on serve handed it back to Mike who went on to take the game 10-8.

The 3rd game produced probably the best play between both players in the match with some accurate drives, boasts and clean winners. However it was Geoff who produced the key shots and forced Mike into a few errors to snatch it 9-7.

On to the 4th game and either Geoff thought he had the game won or he had gone to sleep but Mike ran away with it 9-0 with Geoff not even getting a serve!

The final game proved to be another cagey affair with both players trading good rallies and mistakes. In the end though Mike just had the edge and went on to take the game 9-5 and the Plate trophy 3-2.

Nunholm Squash Club Chairman Sue Strachan presented the trophies to both players after the match.

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