Superiority wins out in squash final

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After a series of delays due to holidays and injuries, the 2014 Galashiels Squash Club final eventually got under way.

Andy Gill, the 2012 runner-up, had impressed on his road to the final, having whitewashed his previous opponents – John Sharratt and Del Sharratt – 3-0 in his quarter and semi-final respectively.

The youthful Ian Chalmers, playing in his first tournament final at the club, was confident of an upset.

But superiority shone through in the end as Gill claimed the title – again without dropping a game – his opponent on the back foot from the start before showing some improvement and amazing agility in the second period. Gill showed his dominance once more in the third, however, to take the win.

Umpire Del Sharratt said afterwards: “It was a difficult match to keep track of. The players were so fast and there was a lot of tit-for-tat serving as it was server-only scores.”

Gill beat Chalmers 3-0 (9-4, 9-6, 9-3).