Premier British League end of round six report

Sycamore regained their league leaders status following an outstanding 8-0 win over Fusion.

Despite a 7-1 victory in the morning session, Sycamore were knocked off top spot after Drumchapel's 8-0 win in the same session. However, after Drumchapel dropped two sets in a 6-2 win over BATTS, Sycamore ended the first day of their home weekend on top of the division.

A fantastic whitewash of Fusion saw Sycamore reassert their title credentials, with Chris Doran's return to the team helping Sycamore to victory. It wasn't always easy for last year's runners up, with O'Driscoll taking Doran to five in an enthralling contest, but ultimately Sycamore did enough for victory.

As for Drumchapel, they ensure that they stayed level on points at the top following their win over BATTS. Chih Wei Yeh displayed his undoubted talents once again as he picked up two wins over Michael Tauber and Johan Hagberg, whilst Hongsheng Wang impressed in straight set victories over Adam Nutland and Jack Bennett.

Hagberg and Tauber did manage victories for BATTS, defeating Xiaoxun Wu and Craig Howieson respectively. But those two sets proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

Ormesby once again scraped to a 5-3 victory as they overcome a plucky Cardiff City outfit.

After losing Michael Marsden to injury, Warren Li Kam Wa stepped in, losing to Simon Noutch and Dan O'Connell. But Ormesby's leading stars shined, as Darius Knight and Gavin Evans won two apiece, whilst Danny Lawrence's victory over Yongbo Zhang secured victory.

Finally, London Academy moved out of the relegation places following a dramatic 5-3 win over bottom side Kingfisher.

In a hugely entertaining contest, five of the eight sets went the full distance, however it was London Academy who just prevailed thanks to Gabriel Acahmpong's double.

Kingfisher enjoyed a superb start as Tom Maynard, playing his first competitive table tennis for seven months due to injury, defeated Matt Ware in five. However, London went on to win the next three sets, with Ryota Kawai's victory over Niall Cameron being followed by Stephen Beerling's 3-1 win over Liam McTiernan. The fourth set was crucial, as Achampong went up against David Barr. As the game went back and forth, Acahmpong eventually prevailed 12-10 in the fifth. All five ends finished in a 12-10 scoreline.

Maynard was on form again as he impressively dispatched of Kawai in the fifth, however London Academy wrapped it up as Ware and Achampong both secured 3-2 victories over McTiernan and Niall Cameron respectively. Barr won the last set for Kingfisher, defeating Beerling. 

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