Un­beaten record

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with a very en­ter­tain­ing four game suc­cess against Andy Bush, be­fore Andy made an im­me­di­ate re­turn to the ac­tion to over­come Phil Mar­shall in a very sim­i­lar fash­ion, which made it 1-2 Ar­gyle.

Kasra, buoyed by his ear­lier win, then ex­tended his side’s lead, with an­other fine per­for­mance ver­sus the much im­proved Stu­art Gib­son who was un­lucky to lose the first two games, both 9-11.

Stu­art then de­servedly took the third 11-7 be­fore again miss­ing out by a whisker 11-13 in the fourth.

South­port’s cap­tain and num­ber one Paul Har­ri­son then com­menced bat­tle with Mo­ham­madi in the con­test of the night.

First game to Mo, 8-11, sec­ond to Paul 11-9.

Mo was back in the as­cen­dancy in the third 8-11 again to him.

A tremen­dous fourth saw the at­tack­ing play never stop, Paul edg­ing it 13-11, be­fore Mo fi­nally won it 6-11 in the fifth, which made it 1-4 for the vis­i­tors. Phil’s vic­tory over Stu­art in four games then made the match at least safe.

That 1-5 lead was soon 1-6 when Mo beat Bill in three straight, and with Tom then com­plet­ing the sin­gles with a con­vinc­ing four game suc­cess against Paul, only the dou­bles stood in the way of a re­sound­ing Ar­gyle win.

It’s a strange phe­nom­e­non, that even though you have lost out heav­ily in the sin­gles, the dou­bles can some­times re­cover some pride, which is ex­actly hap­pened.

Firstly, Paul and Andy made it so dif­fi­cult for Tom and Mo, and with the home pair keep­ing risks down to a min­i­mum, they sneaked it 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 12-10. Sec­ond dou­bles pair­ing Bill and Stu­art did a re­peat per­for­mance on Phil and Kasra.

An even closer score­line of 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11 saw the home side do the dou­ble so to speak and made the fi­nal score 3-7 to Ar­gyle F.

A re­ally su­perb match with an even bet­ter twist at the end.

Else­where, joint lead­ers Ar­gyle H mus­tered up a great 2-8 win at the Para’s (23pts) where new boy Ol­lie Moir chipped in with a full quota of wins.

Ar­gyle G had a 7-3 home win over Crosby G, whilst Ar­gyle J who have be­come the clubs vet­eran team with a dash of youth, had a re­mark­able 1-9 win at Crosby H.

Fi­nally, Princes St F look like the dark horses from here af­ter an 8-2 home win against South­port D, their po­ten­tial will come un­der scru­tiny next week when they face lead­ers Ar­gyle F.

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