Gala 17-6 Bridge of Allan 3
Fraser Forrest 2-3 William Rea
Fraser, who was making he debut for Gala in this tie came out the blocks running and stormed to a 7-0 lead in the first game with some big serves before William could get to grips with the ball, Fraser maintained his lead and took it 15-10. Indeed in each of the first three games, the Gala man got off to a flyer and William was playing catch up from the start the next games went 13-15, 15-11. In the fourth game William struck first and some good drop shots proved too good for Fraser and Rea took it 15-8 . The fifth and deciding game was close from the start, Rea proving best at drop shots and Forrest having excellent length and width. an exciting game went the bridge of Allan youngsters way 15-13.
Ruaridh Kohler 3-1 Daniel McDonald
Each game was close – 15-10, 12-15, 15-12, 15-11 and one key point in most rallies was what won or lost the games. Ruaridh was deft with his now trademark boast drops and Daniel kept running about indeed I think he covered every inch of the court during the match. This was now two wins in a Row for Ruaridh and his morale is better now than it has been all season.
Del Sharratt 3-1 Neil McKenzie
This was the battle of the Captains, both usually 4th or 5th seeds for the respective clubs, they had to play at no.2 this week due to injuries. Del’s full length shots and dominance of the ‘T’ ensured the key in this tie as he ran away with it 15-5, 10-15, 15-9, 15-8.
Andy Gill 3-1 Walter McAllister
Andy Gill was victorious when the top seeds took to the court, Walter had previously claimed the scalp of Gala’s Pat Spence in the BofA home fixture but Andy proved a different prospect as Andy’s shot placement and accurate lobs won over Walter’s hard and fast approach. Andy took it in a tight and intense match 15-13, 15-12, 15-17, 15-13.
BofA couldn’t fulfil the fifth rubber and it was awarded as a 3-0 to Gala’s Andy Waddell by default.
Gala Captain Sharratt said “It was a huge win for us, this sets us up nicely for our trip to Waverley next week and we go high on confidence and confident of a victory”