Gameweek Three bought more misery for Crescent as the “A” team continue to search for their first win of the season, going down 4-6 to last seasons relegation rivals NALGO "D" at home on the Monday night. Despite a fine return for Oliver Hayes (after an incredible eight years out of the game) and a fine brace of wins for Afzal, they let a 4-3 lead slip away, losing the last two games in five close sets.Olly went down to Pete Walden in the fifth set before Olly and Khalil lost out to Mark Davis and Pete Walden in another tight five setter.
Crescent "B" met their match as Farhan, Asif and Ibi came up against fellow title contenders Ajax Wolvey “D” who edged a tight encounter 6-4 on the night. This game marked the return of previous town junior champion Paul Grice who added a bit of strength in depth to an already strong Wolvey side.Farhan took Paul Ryall's 100% record and beat Paul Grice but lost his only game so far this season to Geoff Taylor who remains unbeaten after picking up a hat trick which ultimately decided the match. Asif picked up a win against Paul Grice but Ibi was unable to get on the scorecard despite extending Geoff and Paul Ryall.
The"C" team juniors can count themselves a little fortunate to beat Ambleside Fanatics who turned up without their best player Matt Jackson and still managed to pick up four points. On their way to a 6-4 win Akbar took an easy three, Naeem and Aadam both beat Harrison Allwood before succumbing to Harry Wileman and Joe Wright (although Naeem took a set off each of them). Akbar and Naeem teamed up to take the doubles and seal victory on the night.
Gameweek Four started brightly as the "C" team juniors took a confident 10-0 victory against a promising Ambleside Battlers. Akbar, Soufyaan and Munir were the winners on the night.
The "A" team went up against the Experts from Ambleside pepped by the inclusion of new signing Earl Sweeney and he did not disappoint as he comfortably took his three against Jess Birbeck, Arun Jogi and Neil Matthams.His support just fell short as Khalil lost to Neil and Jess in five tight sets and Afi lost narrowly in five tight sets to Neil before taking Jogi to a fourth set before subsiding.
This is the last league action for a couple of weeks as we enter the first two week stage of the new Whitmore Shield format.
Author: TT365 System via Nuneaton Table Tennis League
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