TRAC Oil and Gas North of SCotland Championships
TRAC Oil and Gas North of Scotland Championships
Final Match Report:
 Ben Coleman (Eng) bt  Declan James (Eng) 3-1
The first game was littered with lets, the referees seemingly unwilling to penalise players for standing on the ball. Some excellent retrieval from Ben saw him take the lead 7-4, but as Ben increasingly got frustrated with the number of lets being called he let Declan creep back to 8-8 and then 2 controversial decisions later Dec had the game 11-8.
In the second game Ben seemed to have decided to not get involved with the referee and instead try and play to his strengths. He managed to get himself in front more of the time, playing much steadier length, sometimes slowing the game down to try and avoid the game getting messy in the middle. This strategy seemed to work as he went 4-1 up, then finally a no-let from the referees against Dec!! Dec clearly frustrated by this put two easy balls into the tin. This game Ben seven match balls – converting on the third – game to Ben 11/5.
The third game was a much better display of free flowing squash – far fewer lets, which was much more pleasing for the crowd. The game had entreating front court play, nicks, and some impressive retrieval from both players. However Ben took an early lead in this game again going 6-2 up, however once again the referees were increasingly needed towards the middle part of the game as it got increasingly scrappy. A crowd source said “I don’t think they have quite got this 3 man referee system sussed”. Thanks to a couple of lucky nicks and a tin from Dec’s racket Ben manages to edge the second game 11-9.
At the start of the fourth game it was clear that Ben wanted to win in 4 – the boy certainly was retrieving well, lunging all over the court. This constant retrieval, making Dec play one more ball ultimately led to a flurry or errors from Dec’s racket, allowing Ben to once again get ahead at the start of the game leading 5-2. This time Ben didn’t allow Dec to get back into the game pushing right through to 10-4 with some gutsy retrieval and some much more controlled length and front court play. A big rally with some intense volleying, Ben plays a drop into the front forehand, Dec just reaches it and tries to push straight – stroke to Ben and game 11-4. Ben wins 3-1 8/11 11/5 11/9 11/4.
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