Games of differing strokes for squash finals

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SQUASH players from Galashiels and the surrounding area went head to head as they vied for the Handicap Cup.

Using the American style scoring of best of five games (first to 15) and point-per-rally Graham Laing (-3) dominated the final, not letting Derek Sharratt (+3) get into the match at all. Neither player really brought their A-game, but the matches were close-run affairs with Graham running away 3-0 (15-12; 15-10; 15-11) victor at the end.

The plate final was a more exciting affair.

Stuart Moffat (+5) went 2-1 (15-11; 13-15; 14-15) down, but then changed his game and didn’t let Andy Gill (-4) get his serves behind him. This tactic claimed him the final two games (15-2; 15-7).