News Report wc 04 Jan 2016

In the Premier Division leaders Barrow, led by Aaron Beech , powered to an emphatic 10 0 win over a sporting Groves trio, and increased their lead as rivals Newton could only defeat a strong Pulford A squad 8 2. Shaun Hall and Wayne Percival were undefeated but Dave Southall and Peter Davies hit vital wins for the villagers.Young Joe Killoran was made to work hard for his 3 wins as he led Newton A to a 7 3 victory over Pulford, Simon Jones narrowly defeating in form Milan Puchala 11 9 in a pulsating fifth game.

The two relegated County Officers sides are now beginning to assert authority in division 1 after poor starts. The first team recorded a terrific 8 2 score line away against Barrow A, and Keith Roper led the A side to a very convincing 9 1 victory at home to lowly Groves C. 
Newton B moved away from the bottom of the table following a fine 7 3 win over mid table Groves B. 

Saughall Port, in division 2, remain one of only two unbeaten sides in all four divisions and overwhelmed bottom placed Tarporley 10 0 to remain top. Dave Ash, Glyn Jones and Ken Hill all hit maximums. Elsewhere Linda Powell and daughter Lynsey were both in unbeatable form as Groves D got back into winning ways, convincingly overcoming County Officers D 9 1.

Division 3 leaders, Barrow C, defeated improving County Officers F 7 3 with Veronica Nicholas hitting two fine wins, and rivals Saughall Institute hit a similar scoreline against Groves E for whom Danny Cooper produced the performance of the week defeating all of the potential champion side. Another player in top form was Brian Kelly as his bottom placed Electric Sports A side hit a welcome victory, 6 4 against Officers G. 

D Terry

Author: via Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League
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