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Top seeds Masters and Creed fall in Welsh Open semi-finals

George Parker (left) and Josh Masters before their semi-final

George Parker meets Patrick Rooney in Cardiff final
By RICHARD MURPHY – Squash Mad Reporter

 

Top seeds Josh Masters and Peter Creed were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Welsh Open in Cardiff.

No.1 seed Masters went down in straight games to a resurgent George Parker, while Creed fell in four games to the talented Patrick Rooney.

It was a huge upset as Parker took out Masters to progress to the final. A big crowd witnessed a great performance and although the Bristol-based Masters played a significant part, Parker finished off each game solidly.

Peter Creed (left) and Patrick Rooney

Young English player Rooney played a sublime game of squash to reach the final. Creed hit the ground running, taking the first game and his fans in a packed crowd sensed that a place in the final looked on the cards.

The crowd roared him on but he seemed to lose his length game from thereon and Rooney stepped up his incredible all-round game.

Rooney, who is surely destined for much higher things, slotted the ball away with regularity. Creed can hold his head high as he contributed massively to a fine game.

It promises to be an amazing, action-packed final in the Welsh capital.

PSA M10 Rhiwbina PSA Welsh Open 2017, Rhiwbina Recreation Club, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales.

Semi-Finals:
[Q] George Parker (Eng) beat [1] Joshua Masters (Eng) 3:0 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 (45m)
[8] Patrick Rooney (Eng) beat [2] Peter Creed (Wal) 3:1 6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 (55m)

Pictures by RICHARD MURPHY

 

Posted on May 28, 2017

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