THE challenge of competing in the Northumberland Ladies Premier Division is proving to be a fruitful one Hexham Squash Club.

Promising junior players have been handed their chance to impress in the senior ladies’ team this season, and they have excelled.

In the match against Primrose, sisters Olivia and Annabelle Satow started well to get the team off to a great start.

Olivia played a well constructed game, moving her opponent around the four corners of the court to take victory in three games.

Younger sister Annabelle was destructive in her attacking squash and convincingly won her match 3-0.

Teenagers Annie Anderson and Josie Burdon found intimidating opposition in the form of two of Primrose’s older and more experienced players.

Annie struggled against her opponent’s skillful serve, which had her on the back-foot throughout the match and she lost 3-0.

Josie battled hard in her match, but narrowly failed to take advantage during key rallies, and also lost 3-0.

With the team scores tied at 2-2, the final match found Sally Anderson taking on a keen junior who chased down every ball.

A nip and tuck match gave Sally the victory and provided Hexham with a vital Premier League victory.

It also gave the young Hexham team a confidence boost moving forward, with more competitive fixtures ahead in the coming weeks.