League Update 13th January
The Northumbria League Premier Division leaders Cramlington Casuals have a derby match against Cramlington Stingers to get the second half of the season underway but their nearest rivals Saint Chads and NESLC Eagles appear to have easier matches with the Saints away to Springwell B and the Eagles playing lowly Cramlington Reivers who have yet to win a match. Unionist Club will also are also be looking for their first win of the season when they entertain Springwell A.
With only one point covering the top three teams in division one North Fire could well open up a gap as they entertain second bottom club Ouston A whilst Riding Mill A are away to Springwell C and Cramlington Tigers have a tough home match against Old England Jacks.
With Sacriston Aces well out in front in Division Two the battle is on for the second promotion spot and Newton B who are at home to the bottom side Cramlington Cobras and NECA A who visit the second bottom team Cramlington Trojans should both stay in contention.
Old England FATTS have moved into second place in Division Three after winning 8 – 2 away to Cramlington Spartans. Sam Nair gave the home side a winning start by beating Nigel Coe but Barry Matthews and Ben D’Arcy won won the next two matches for the visitors before Pauline Long also defeated Coe to level matters again. FATTS then took command with Matthews and D’Arcy remaining unbeaten and Coe beating Adrian Barnes in his last match
Cramlington Lions have gone into second place in Division four after their team of Daniel McManus, Joe Hastings and Sree Kanakala came away from Brandon with a 9 – 1 win under their belts, their only loss being in the doubles which was won by the home pairing of Jordan Dove and Oscar MacIntyre.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League