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The Peterborough Town Squash Club team that contested the National Club Finals. (left to right) Paul Glenister, Dan Soar, Jon Hand, Dan McGinn.

The Peterborough Town Squash Club team that contested the National Club Finals. (left to right) Paul Glenister, Dan Soar, Jon Hand, Dan McGinn.

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Peterborough Town finished an outstanding sixth in the National Club Squash Championships.

For the first time in their history, the city club reached National Finals Day at Edgbaston Priory Squash Club in Birmingham when the top eight teams play off for the title.

Town were huge underdogs going into the event and lost their quarter-final to Pontefract 3-1 despite a sizzling display from number one Dan Soar who won 3-0 and a gutsy effort from number two Dan McGinn who lost 3-2.

Results:

Dan Soar won 3-0

Dan McGinn lost 2-3.

Jon Hand lost 1-3.

Paul Glenister lost 0-3.

Town were now left to play for 5-8th position and they became involved in a superb contest against Essex-based Ongar Love Lane.

Lower order men Glenister and Hand were again beaten, but McGinn romped to a 3-0 win leaving Soar to fight for the draw.

And the number one responded brilliantly by fighting back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 meaning the winners were determined on points countback, and after a lengthy wait Town were declared the narrowest of winners with Hand’s pucky 3-2 defeat proving crucial.

Results:

Dan Soar won 3-2

Dan McGinn won 3-0

Jon Hand lost 2-3

Paul Glenister lost 0-3

Town were without Soar for the final game as he was involved in the Eastern Region Racquetball Championships - which he won - so a 4-0 defeat at the hands of a strong Leamington side wasn’t unexpected leaving Town in sixth place.

Results:

Dan McGinn lost 0-3

Jon Hand lost 0-3

Paul Glenister lost 0-3

Grant Bird lost 0-3