Oldham Table Tennis League Report for Week 22- W/c 31 January 2017
Unison B 6 v Grotton A 4
With Josh Hudson stepping up from 3rd Div team for the 2nd week running, he showed his value by achieving man of the match and enabling Unison B to continue the chase for promotion.
Unison’s Jacob Reilly Cooper 2, Josh Hudson 3 and Grotton A’s, Steve Oliver 2, and Lionel Royle, Pete Morris 1 each.
Honeywell C v Hyde A
Honeywell moved to top position with a 8-2 win over Hyde YMCA A who are fighting to avoid relegation and now sit top of the bottom 3 clubs with a slim 2 point gap over Stanley Square
Pete Fowler 2, Tommy Ryan 3 Mike McNulty 1 with Hyde’s Geoff Ogden 1, and Francis Cioff 1
Our Lady’s 8 v Denshaw B 2
This was Our Lady’s biggest win since Sept 16 and the second defeat of Denshaw B. Mark Englander continuing his excellent season with 3 wins making him man of the match, ably supported with 2 each from Marty Englander and Avi Radnor. Denshaws 2 wins by Graham Nield.
Unison F 9 v Tame Valley 1
A comfortable win keeps Unison topping the table with 3 wins from Angelo Roblus and Jamall Akhter
and 2 from Brian Eaton. Ed Stacy was Tame V contributor.
Birley Moss 5 v Honeywell B 5
Honeywell teams seem to be a thorn in the side of Birley Moss, and their B team continued this practice with an excellent draw and Rob Carter achieving man of the match status.
Uppermill B 3 v Unison C 7
This was a great win for Unison C with Allan Auxilly registering another 3 wins and 2 from Ted Robakowski and 1 from Adam Stamp. Father and son won the 3 sets for Uppermill. Howard Meadham battled valiantly losing all of his sets in 5 games
Deaf B 2 v Deaf A 8
As usual, when teams from the same club meet you can guarantee a competitive evening’s table tennis.
Whilst the score suggests a comfortable win this was not the case with 6 of the sets being settled in the 4th game.
Grotton B 4 v Hollinwood F 6
In the promotion battle 2nd place Hollinwood achieved a good away win against the experienced 3rd placed Grotton B improving on their previously drawn encounter. Neil Hepworth’s 3 sets with support from Sasi and John Farrow. Grotton replied with 2 each from Gary Owen and Steve Smith.
Unison E 6 v Owls B 4
Middle of table Unison E added to Owls B relegation threat with this win. Owls only 6 points ahead of Deaf C who have a game in hand, promises a close finish to the season. Hopefully, Dennis Heyes first match of the season is the start of his return to the league.