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Understrength LDS stun league leaders

Understrength LDS stun league leaders

 The team hosted the Herts Division 5 league leaders on Tuesday and pulled off a major upset as they ran out 3-2 winners despite missing two regular starters.

A late call off by Mat McHugh immediately put pressure on the home side, already missing Antony Di Blasio, but things started well as no 1 string Sean Davies demolished his Radlett counterpart Will Bagg.  On the other court Laurence Darnell struggled at 4 in the first, but rallied in the second and third, but to no avail giving Alex Agram the win.  Paul Main, starting unusually high at no3, battled hard against Michael Myres, losing the first in a tie break before leveling at one apiece, sadly for the team he couldn't keep it going, losing 3-1.  Meanwhile Amir Jafri showed his usual array of tricks as he ran out a comfortable 3-0 winner against Adam Batten.

All that left the situation set for youngster Natalie Main to take centre stage.  She showed remarkable composure early on to take a 2-0 lead against Tom Porteous, and were it not for two unforced errors, whilst comfortably in the lead in the third, could have won 3-0.  However, those mistakes proved costly as she lost the third 15-12.  The fatigue from the weekend's exertions in Poland seemed to take their toll as she lost the fourth tamely.  Natalie showed remarkable resilience to edge ahead when both players got to double figures and despite a small wobble, finished the job to win the match and the tie for LDS

The team currently sit in 6th, but have a game in hand over most of the teams above them 

See the  league table at  https://hertssquash.leaguemaster.co.uk/cgi-county/icounty.exe/showdivision?divisionid=5

The next home tie is against Chantry on 3rd  December and members would be very welcome to come and support the team.

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