The Security Centre Squash League round 8 tightened things up at the top giving the top two teams greater chance of claiming the title on the final evening.
Aon pulled off a solid performance sneaking a 3-2 win over TSCL Sheriffs, whilst DMS narrowly beat UBS, but dropped a number of games and failed to claim many points from the win.
Digicel claimed a victory over KPMG Racketeers and SIR AXISS gained most points on the night.
AON’s A and B players Marlene West and Myron Blair claimed important victories in their match up against TSCL Sheriffs Frank Brennan and Mike Cansell respectively.
It was the West against Brennan clash that had the crowd watching intensely. Brennan started with his usual unorthodox style, managing to catch West slightly cold and sneaking the first 14-12.
The next game went to West 11-7. Brennan increased the tempo, throwing in a little more pace and some crazy angles to wrong foot West and win the game 11-7. West came back in a tight fourth and clung on to the tie break and forced an error out of Brennan to take it to a fifth game.
It was nip and tuck all the way with the rallies lasting for 20-plus shots and generally ending with one player leaning against the wall and shaking their head.
West proved slightly fitter and eked out the win 11-9. Blair came up against the unabated Cansell, but the Blair won 3-1. Aon’s D string Alexandra Artuch showed much improvement as she held off the tenacious Shaun Devine for a 3-1 win and finally Stuart Bostock claimed a much needed win for the Sheriffs over Ade Doherty 3-0.