The East of Scotland Squash Conference 2015-2016 season kicked off with the first match at Watsonians on Saturday 21st Nov. This time conference regulars Gala, Collinton Castle, Watsonians and Grange were joined by strong squads from Edinburgh University.
The Gala Team that travelled was Luis Molero, Del Sharratt (capt), Rachel McAleese and debutant Joy Borowska. The matches were timed 10 minutes and point per rally. The event kicked off with Gala successful in their opening rubbers with Captain Del Sharratt defeating Edinburgh Universitys Beca Luckett 24-16; Gala’s top seed Luis Molero surprised Grange Squash Clubs former Scotland International Paula Gilchrist 25-21, Joy Borowska beat Parissa Kokabi (Edin Uni 3) 21-13 an Rachel McAleese was triumphant 16-13 against Prateek Bawa (Edin Uni 3).
In the second round of matches Del won out 26-23 against Lok Chan (Edin Uni) in a close encounter, it was very much due to Lok making a slow start as Del stormed to a 5-1 lead and despite a lot of tit-for-tat scoring the Student just couldn’t quite get the gap back. Luis Molero was next up against Hamish Dobbie of Watsonians and Luis won a slightly easier match 32-14. Joy Borowska was out played by Edin Uni 3s Evie Coley 32-13, Joy just couldn’t match the pace of Evie and fitness won out in this match. Rachel then beat Joy’s previous victim Parissa Kokabi 22-10.
Del, Rachel and Luis remained unbeaten as they won their final matches against James Cottam (Edin Uni 1), Evie Coley (Edin Uni 3) and last seasons player of the Season -Collinton Castle’s Gordon Robertson respectively.
Gala Triumphed overall with 284 points but were pushed close by Grange (281)
Gala squash Clubs Luis Molero was Man of the Match after his Giant killings and Laura Robertson (Grange) won Lady of the match.
Event Organiser Christy Looby said afterwards ” The event worked well, it’s great to see the students getting involved this season and we are expecting more clubs to get involved in future events. Congratulations to Gala.”
Gala Squash Club – 284
Grange Squash Club- 281
Collinton Castle – 262
Edin Uni 1 – 233
Watsonians – 222
Edin Uni 3 – 182
Edin Uni 2 – 178.
Next Event: Sat 12th December at Gala Squash Club