Match Report Week 1 17-18

Welcome to the new 2017/2018 Table Tennis Season!

First matches have kicked off with new teams and players which we would like to wholeheartedly welcome to our league.

Premier Division

Affinity TTC 1st team had a good start to the season taking on newly appointed East Manchester TTC Falcons and shown that they will be a forced to be reckoned with during this season despite Ashish Gupta refusing to give everything away and grabbing a very good win against Arek Wojciak. Yaroslav Zubets and Pawel Orzechowski provided very solid performances to ensure maximum points from both and adding to it with even stronger performance in doubles match. Match ended 9:1 to Affinity TTC 1st. Congratulations!

Newly appointed to the Manchester league Smithy Green TTC made their early statement with very strong performance against talented Affinity TTC 2nd with Jordan Potts (Man of The Match) and Anthony Bates completing maximum despite Mathew Gold doing his best to stop them. However he did manage to take 1 point home after picking up a good win against Tony Vaughan. Match ended 9:1 to Smithy Green TTC. Congratulations!

Current champions Birley Moss 1st experienced much resistance from Albert 1st with Steve Dobbins picking up two points and one from Mak Khan. Man of The Match Kyan Chin scored 3 for Birley having close 5 set encounters with Steve Dobbins who also had a very tight match against Benjamin Miles that ended up 16:14 in fifth set in his favour. We sometimes wish these kinds of games would have been recorded. Match ended 7:3 to Birley Moss 1st. Congratulations!

Newly promoted (after taking the 1st Division Title last season) Hollinwood took on last season’s runners up Birley Moss 2nd who got the better of them thanks to strong performances from their new player Jacob Reilly-Cooper, who picked up 3 wins and Man of The Match. Kal Ahmed winning 2 points for the strong Birley 2nd as well as both of them picking up important wins in the doubles. Match ended 7:3 to Birley 2nd. Congratulations!

1st Division

In first Division Albert 2nd met their 3rd team in the first round of Manchester League and despite Myron Monteiro doing his best to pick up 3 points from his club mates, he won one against Patrick Haggerty and lost the other two matches, both 10:12 in fifth sets. Albert second ended up winning 8:2 with Jonathan Bevan picking maximum points and Man of The Match. Congratulations!

East Manchester TTC Eagles played against Christie Hospital who got the better of them by winning 8:2 with Edward Darlington with maximum points for his team and fully deserved Man of The Match. Congratulations.

Affinity TTC 3rd met Brookway TTC 2nd and picked 9 points from the match. A strong starting performance from Affinity 3rd and especially Ivan Kouril who picked up Man of The Match, puts them at the top of the table after 1st round of Manchester First Division. Congratulations!

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