Both teams are struggling near the foot of Sussex division one west but Bognor made up ground on West Worthing with a positive performance and a 4-1 victory.
Bognor No5 Will Burley took on Kelly Eastment, who started well and kept up the pressure to win in staight games 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 – but that proved the sole Worthing success.
Bognor’s fourth string Steve Porter edged a close first game against Dan Stuart then took the second. Stuart pulled back well in the third before Porter took the tie with a close win in the fourth – the score 12-10, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9.
Pat Jones in only his third match of the season was Bognor No3 and he had a battle with Worthing’s Alex Carlton who came back from a game down to lead 2-1 only for Jones to level in a close fourth and then ease to a 3-2 win – 12-10, 4-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4.
The second-string match turned out to be even longer when Bognor’ s Alistair Campbell recovered from two down to beat Aaran Morriss.
The Worthing No2 won the opening games 12-10, 11-9 before Campbell was able to respond, edging the third 11-9 and then an easier fourth 11-4 to set up a decider. That could have gone either way but the Bognor player clinched a 3-2 margin with a great 15-13 final game.
Bognor captain Greg Jansz inflicted a first defeat of the season on Worthing’s No1 Chris Bladen, winning in three games 11-4, 11-9, 11-5 to give Bognor their best win since the opening match of the season and 17 points to Worthing’s eight.
Next at Hawthorn Road is a bottom-v-top clash when the second team take on unbeaten high-flyers Corals v from Hove on Friday, February 16 at 7pm. Visitors welcome - details from 01243 865462 or bognorsquash.co.uk