Blaenau Gwent Community Table Tennis League Round 2 - 3rd May 2015

The 2nd round of the league produced three exciting and closely fought matches.  There were first league wins for the Abertillery Dragons and the Abertillery Tigers, while the Abertillery Warriors maintained their 100% winning start.

The Abertillery Warriors are the new league leaders after an excellent 4-1 victory against the Cwmbran Vikings.  David Blake won both his singles matches against Haydn Skinner and Matthew Powell, dropping only one set.  Cole Hughes stepped in for the Absent Sukvanth and teamed up with David in the doubles.  Despite losing the first two sets, they battled back to take a brilliant 3-2 win.  Cole also had a fine 3-1 singles win against Haydn.  Matthew battled to a 3-2 victory over Cole despite being pegged back to 2-2, to give the Vikings a consolation point.

The Abertillery Dragons gained their first win the league against round 1 league leaders Cwmbran Bluebirds.  Cerys Evans and Iestyn Howells both won their first matches in the league, with both players victorious against Oliver Rogers.  Matthew Cullingford maintained his 100% singles record in the league with wins over Cerys and Iestyn, and has only dropped one set so far in the league. The doubles match was crucial to deciding the overall result.  Both doubles teams played excellently with Cerys and Iestyn narrowly winning 11-7 in the fifth end to take overall victory.

The Abertillery Tigers also gained their first win in the league with victory against the Abertillery Panthers.  Owen Trace made his first appearance for the Tigers and won both his singles matches against Panther's Ioan Edwards and Cole Hughes.  Tigers' Player Jack Baker had an excellent win against Ioan in the singles.  The Tigers also won a closely fought doubles match 3-1.  Cole salvaged a point for the Panthers with a fine win against Jack, but the Tigers ran out 4-1 winners.

The 3rd round of matches takes place on 17th May and sees league leaders the Abertillery Warriors take on the Abertillery Tigers, the two Cwmbran teams go head to head, and the Abertillery Dragons face the Abertillery Panthers.

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