Clean sheet and five out of five for Sidmouth squash men

Last week’s squash result had Sidmouth Squash Club searching the archives for the last time the team recorded a 5-0 win with no player conceding a game.

The match at Torquay against their Sixth string produced the 20-0 scoreline and condemned the bottom club to at least two to three more weeks at the foot of the table, allowing Sidmouth to widen the gap on second-placed Torquay 5ths.

Rob Cann started the ball rolling with a 15-11, 15-13, 15-12 victory over fellow fifth string James Cayford.

Rob never looked in serious danger of losing and, had he taken his opportunities when presented with them, may well have sealed the rubber by a more emphatic scoreline.

Paul Clare got back to winning ways with a fairly hit and miss 3- 0 victory over fellow fourth string Ian Huddart.

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Paul looked in complete control when securing the second game to eight, but a lapse in concentration allowed Ian to take the third to a tie-break.

That shocked Paul back into action and he secured the final three points to record a 15-12,15-8, 17-14 win.

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Third string Paul Symington maintained his excellent early season form to defeat Torquay's Dave Kennedy.

Dave's only complaint in the 15-8, 15-10, 15-13 loss the inconsistent marking of his fellow player.

Nigel Desousa had a morale- boosting 15-12, 15-8, 15-11 victory over the unorthodox Dave Webb.

Having struggled slightly this season, Nigel produced some excellent all-court squash and despite Dave’s enthusiasm and energy, he had no answers to a far superior player.

With promises of a very competitive rubber against the nominated Torquay No 1, Chris Woodruff had to settle for the regular second string, playing up and a reasonable workout.

Torquay's Martin Brookes was always up against it and, had he not had a spirited fightback in the third game, he may well have gone down more easily than the 15-5, 15-4, 15-11 result.

Sidmouths next fixture takes place at North Devon leisure Centre, Barnstaple.

Players excuses are starting to manifest already, bearing in mind the 100-mile evening round trip.

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