AFTER a narrow 3-2 away reverse earlier in the season, Burton Manor A got their revenge against local rivals Cannock with a resounding 4-1 home victory in their latest Staffs and Central Squash League fixture.
Fifth string Simon Ehrenmark got them off to a flying start with a 3-1 win against an unconventional opponent hell-bent on short, frustrating rallies, but he stayed focused to edge the first game 9-7 and then eased away to win the second 9-3.
A momentary blip saw him lose the third, but he powered past his opponent in the fourth and stormed it 9-0.
Next up was fourth string Steve Hole against an opponent who hit the ball as hard and fast as he does, which led to some long and arduous rallies.
In a fluctuating match of unrelenting pace and power it was the Cannock player who just had the edge on control and finesse and although Hole pushed him hard every game he ultimately lost 3-0 and it was all square.
Manor third string Greg Rees got them back on track, however, when running out a comfortable 3-0 winner (9-4, 9-6, 9-6) in a sometimes fractious, physical encounter.
Rees kept his cool and let his shot selection do the talking, patiently moving his opponent around and then moving in for the kill when the opportunities arose.
And Alan McDonald sealed the Manor win with a ruthless 3-0 demolition job against a handy second string opponent for the loss of just two points.
McDonald controlled matters and had his opponent floundering in the back corners on numerous occasions before claiming the spoils with trademark drop volleys.
With victory secured, Manor number one Richard Smith could have taken it easy, but against an opponent who has pushed him close in previous matches, he set off at a scorching pace and did not let up. An impressive 3-0 win (9-2, 9-0, 9-3) was never in doubt as Smith used his proven combination of power, speed and accuracy to great effect.