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Victory Against Radlett in Herts KO Cup

Victory Against Radlett in Herts KO Cup

LDS Upset the odds as they win a place in the semis

Having received a bye in the first round and a walkover in the second, LDS found themselves up against a very strong Radlett side in the Herts Cup quarter final. Given that only one of their players plays in the division that LDS populate it made the victory all the more remarkable and impressive.

First up were Mat and Amir for the hosts against the visitor's John Batten and Simon Hancock respectively. Both matches were incredibly tight affairs, but Mat prevailed 15-13 in the fourth knowing full well at 13 each that if it had gone to the fifth it may well have been a different outcome. An impressive show of mind over matter. Amir eventually made it 2-0 but not before participating in his longest match of the season so far by some distance. Taking the 5th 15-10 after more than an hour of intense play put the home side in a very strong position.

At 2-0 up Antony looked to be delivering an unexpectedly early win, but Julian Hancock had other ideas for the visitors as he battled to level the tie before Antony's recent illness caught up with him in the shape of fatigue as he lost 3-2. Despite playing some incredible squash Lily Main at 5th string couldn't win a game against Adam Batten taking the tie into a decider at no1 string

In all truth it was a bit of an anti-climax as the host's Sean Davies showed no signs of the pressure involved to play the best squash he has played for many months against Daniel Wolfson. Sean's attacking drops were faultless as he ran out comfortable 3-0 winner and put LDS into the semis where they will face either Nuffield or Letchtworth on a date yet to be decided


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