HOWARD 5 6 RAINHAM 4 4
Howard 5 were pushed all the way by Rainham 4 in this first v. third encounter. In fact Rainham took an early 3-1 lead and things were looking good for an upset. Andy Marchant beat Sam Woodcock in the first game but then wins for Graham Watts over Phil Marchant, Vic Hope over Michael Leonard and Sam over Phil changed the nature of the match then Andy beat Vic, Michael beat Graham and Phil beat Vic only for Sam to win his final game against Michael to leave the score 4-4. Then Andy beat Graham in the final singles and a four set win for Howard 5 sealed the victory. Howard need 2 points to clinch the title while Rainham look good for 3rd spot.