Border Reivers 18-0 Heriot Watt 4s
The Border Reivers got a Whitewash in all the rubbers in this match; Tony Elliot beat Ali Hill, Iain Laing beat ben Shepherd, Pat Spence beat Stuart Graves-Morris and Sir Andrew beat Javier Calderon – all 3-0 victories. Captain Del Sharratt scored a 3-0 Default victory as Heriot Watts fifth player called off.
Sir Andrew and Javier had the closest game, 15-9, 15-13, 15-11. Javier was scoring points when he was making the veteran Sir Andrew run about the court but Sir Andrews game was just too good and he won the points when it matteed.
Sharratt sad “This is a good victory for the Reivers, it’s the first 18-0 result in East League 5 this season and fills us with confidence going into the break before next weeks match against Abercorn, Abercorn have got one of the best players I the League in their ranks so this one will not be as straight forward.”
Craigshill Xcite 15-4 Border Reivers
The Borderers had a night to forget as they journeyed upto Livingston for the latest East of Scotland League Match. Having bagged a good victory last week at home, they were quietly confident of taking something from this one.
Darren Quinn, Gary Bramble and Del Sharratt all went down 3-0 to Brian Campbell, Steve Bogan and John Taylor respectively; the Reivers just weren’t at the races in these ties as Xcite seemed quicker, fitter and more consistent.
Indeed it wasn’t until the 2nd seeds took to court before the Reivers got any games on the board. This was thanks to Pat Spence, who got a single point in a 3-1 defeat to Phil Brown Spence wasn’t quite at his usual prowess but brown wasn’t quite firing on all cylinders either but the Xcite man kept his nerve and won some tight games 15-6, 16-14, 10-15, 15-8.
The Border Reivers other points were won by Tony Elliot who chalked up a 3-0 victory against Iain McIver. Tony was n control from the start, and although McIver showed glimpses of coming back into the game Tony would always have that extra yard and take the rallies when it matters. This was 15-11, 15-10, 15-4 in Tonys favour.
“I don’t know what went wrong tonight” said Reivers Captain Sharratt, “We were raring to go her but we all just had a bad night at the same time; we will just have to go over this at the club and get focussed for our match next week. We are at home next week so hopefully we can make Home Advantage count.”