Squash: Vale’s promotion hopes still alive

Squash.
Squash.

Vale of Lune’s squash teams suffered mixed fortunes last week with the firsts taking victory to keep their promotion hopes high while the seconds plunged to a 5-0 defeat.

For Vale 1, a 4-1 win against Village Blackpool 1 gave a boost to their promotion hopes, the victory leaving them just six points behind Lancon 1 in the table.

John Lambert strolled to a 3-0 win, with Adam Holtham at three, Shaun Gorry at four and Dave Jewitt at five all tasting victory.

Only Andy Haines at two suffered a reverse, losing 3-1. He took a close first game, lost the next two but rallied in a tough fifth game only to lose 14-16.

Vale 2 faced top-of-the-table St Annes 2 in Division 5 North but all lost 3-0 with only juniors’ coach Rob Kitchen taking a game off his opponent. However, Vale 2 remain sixth in the table.