Steve Coppard, Captain of our Derbyshire firsts, reports on a hard-fought 3-2 (16-9) win at Queens Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield:

Steve went on first and apart from a nick serve to go 1-0 up that was as good as it got as he was blown away by a young guy playing below his true position.

Rich went on the other court and was generally in control whilst not playing his best squash to win in 4.

Sam eased to a comfortable win against an opponent who had no answer to his fitness and movement.

Jon meanwhile was involved in a battle royal and once he kept his opponent away from the front of the court got back into the match to lead 2-1. However he could not keep up the momentum and lost in 5.

So it was all down to the No 1’s and Stuart started well eased up  and lost the first,  played quicker and won the 2nd, lost a tight 3rd and then kept the pace high to win in 5.

A good win and good company, next match at home on the 27th your support would be welcome.