SQUASH: Allen holds his nerve to seal win


Luton & Dunstable Squash Club’s second team shone on their Beds League trip to David Lloyds in Milton Keynes last week.

First up was Amy Rigby who had a tough opponent in James Evans at string five.

Rigby played some of her best squash, but went down 3-0 to Evans, who was only at five due to injury.

Alex Taylor was at string three against the talented Gemma Stanton.

He comfortably won the first game, but during the second injured his knee and his opponent took advantage, winning 3-1.

Steve Davies was up against Joe Elfasi who he trains 

Elfasi flew out of the blocks and took the first game, but this stung Davies who responded superbly and turned the screw.

Davies’ relentless retrieving was too much for Elfasi to handle as he came through 3-1.

Captain Steve Wells took on the hard hitting Johan Carstens.

He was never going to out power his opponent and used a mixture of tight width and drop shots which frustrated his opponent, moving 2-0 ahead.

Although Carsten pulled one back, Wells regrouped to win 3-1 and level the match at 2-2.

Youngster George Allen was playing his first game at number two against the experienced Gus Lyseight.

He lost the first game after opening up a good lead, but recovered to win the second.

Allen also took the third, before Lyseight hit back to level at 2-2.

However, despite falling behind in the last game, Allen came back to reach 10-10 and then closed the set and match out.