HAVING sealed their second straight Yorkshire Premier League squash title the previous week, Dunnington may still have been nursing hangovers as they went down to a strong Chapel Allerton 1 side.

A world-class encounter at number one between Scotsman Greg Lobban and Channel Islander Chris Simpson was the highlight of a fabulous night's entertainment in the north Leeds suburbs as Chapel Allerton 1 won 4-1 (17-7) to inflict only a fourth defeat of the season on the champions.

Lobban, the world number 27, had been knocked out of the Canary Wharf Classic in London three days before by England number one Declan James, but that defeat allowed him to make his fifth YPL appearance of the season. It turned out to be a cracker, overcoming former world number 20 Simpson 12/10 in the deciding fifth game.

Mark Fuller's clash with Julian Tomlinson at two was equally enthralling, finishing in a 11/9 fifth game in the home man's favour.

Further down the order, Welshman Owain Taylor and Declan Christie both won in straight games while Kieran Heaphy got three points on the board for Dunnington on his YPL debut with victory over youngster Ben Merchant.

That result moved Chapel Allerton 1 to within two points of second-placed Hallamshire, who were 17-6 victors over Pontefract 2.