Woodfield make winning start in Yorkshire Premier League

International star George Parker shrugged off his jet lag to help Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club make a winning start in the Yorkshire Premier League.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 11:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 12:08 pm
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The Doncaster club are competing in the Premier League for the first time after securing a clean sweep of Sheffield and District League titles during their short history.

They won 4-1 (19-7) at Pontefract to get their campaign off to an impressive start.

Parker, the feisty world No.40 from Leicester, won a high quality battle with Pontefract prodigy Sam Todd 3-1.

Parker had just returned home from the US Open and had been unwell and jet lagged prior to his Woodfield debut.

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But he did not want to let his new team down and, after losing his first game, came back to secure a 3-1 victory.

Woodfield number two Simon Herbert overcame Adam Taylor by the same scoreline.

Jason Chidwick and Jon Davies had earlier given the visitors a flying start.

Ponte stalwart Matt Godson claimed the home side’s only success, a 3-2 win over South African Luke McFarland.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Woodfield, or for more information about the club, contact director Rob Waller on 01302 639409 or email woodfieldsquashclub@aol.co.uk.