MATCH REPORT 21 FEBUARY 2016
COPY SHOP A AND KINGS CONSOLIDATE THEIR LEAGUE LEADS
Copy Shop A trounced Travellers to increase their lead to ten points over Arbory in the First Division of the DLP Adapted Bathrooms sponsored Isle of Man Table Tennis League at Centre 21 on Sunday. Arbory do have a game in hand however. Third-placed Strathallan whitewashed bottom placed Tower A who remain thirteen points adrift of Surestrike Ramsey A who had a rest week.
In the Third Division the teachers from King William’s College collected another ten points and now stand twelve points clear of second-placed Copy Shop D who have played one more match. Third-placed Tower C now find themselves twenty-one points behind their rivals for a promotion place but do have a game in hand.
Travellers A (1) Copy Shop A (8)
Paul Corrin and Sean Drewry top-spun their way to hat-tricks for top of the table Copy Shop.
Adam Davies added two more with wins over Paul Nelson and Stu Douglas.
Fourth-placed Travellers picked-up a point when Colin Brown blasted past Davies in straight sets and he had high hopes of also upsetting Corrin after going 2-1 up in sets. Corrin countered to win 11/3, 7/11, 12/14, 11/6, 11/3.
Strathallan A (9) Tower A (0)
Third-placed Strathy wasted little time in toppling Tower who look like swapping places with their B team who are topping Division Two, Only two matches made it to a fourth set, Mike Bayley losing 7/11, 8/11, 11/7, 10/12 to Andy Patterson and in the next game
Paul Kozlowski sneaked a set off Andy Horne. Julian Briercliffe didn’t drop a set but Dario Mazzotta did take him to a tie-breaker.
Kings (10) Copy Shop E (0)
The league leaders dropped just one set in their white-wash over seventh-placed Copy Shop E.
Libby Quaggin lost 9/11, 4/11, 11/8, 3/11 to Tom Keating.
Pat Halliwell went down 10/12 in a third set tie-break with Mark Cooper whereas Sophie Sheard attacked every shot against Matt Crabtree and his promotion seeking side.
Junior Development A (1) Copy Shop D (9)
Junior Development’s Callan Reed is moving up the averages and this week he took the scalp of Josh Dudley who was substituting for second-placed Copy Shop D. Louis Faragher came close against Jack Christian but lost 7/11, 11/8, 9/11, 10/12. Lauren Allwright normally plays for JD’s B team and got stuck on six points several times in her games against Billy Coulter, Christian and Dudley.
Surestrike Ramsey E (4) Peel C (5)
Neither team could field a third player so only five games got played. Starting at two walk-over points apiece eighth-placed Peel C earned their next two points when Archie Walter and Tiernan Garvey both beat Leon Crowe.
Garvey gained Peel’s fourth win of the season by beating Sally Green who skittled out Walter for Surestrike’s third point.
By far the best match of the encounter was the close fought doubles which went to fourth-placed Surestrike 6/11, 11/6, 12/10, 10/12, 11/7.
Copy Shop F (3) Surestrike Ramsey D (7)
Another hat-trick for captain Jack Yardley set up the win for fifth-placed Surestrike Ramsey D. His grandsons both beat Josh Dudley but Copy Shop’s Cameron Dudley did the double over Dylan and Alex although one leg ended 19/17. Leo Doyle gained sixth-placed Copy Shop’s final point against Alex who left Josh without a win. Dylan and Alex had the last laugh, winning the doubles 17/15, 4/11, 12/10, 10/12, 11/9 against Cameron and Doyle.