Ormesby remain the only side in Boys’ Premier Division with a 100% record after defeating Wales 5-1. Despite a number of tight affairs, Ormesby managed to win the majority, with Callum Evans securing a consolation victory over Joshua Harland, whilst Ryan Oyler almost secured a memorable victory before Chris Wheeler eventually triumphed in the fifth.
Breathing down Ormesby’s necks are both EBATT and London LVA Academy, who played out a truly astonishing 3-3 draw. Four of the games went to a deciding end which were split between the two teams, the most memorable being between Alex Ramsden and Luke Savill in a match that brought the hall to a standstill.
Savill, who had already defeated Danny Lawrence, eventually prevailed 15-13 in the fifth, having previously trailed two games to nil. It was a result that proved highly significant as it allowed Omar Khassal to earn a point for London LVA with a superb win over Jack Bennett, who had previously triumphed over Gabriel Achampong after producing a fine performance.
Meanwhile, Wood Green opened their account for the season with a 5-1 win over Ireland. Joe Pilkington delivered two fine results over Zak Wilson and Alan Walsh, which were backed up by two wins for Marcus Giles.
Bournemouth also responded to their opening round defeat as they overcame Draycott 4-2. Two wins apiece for Hugo Pang and Jimmy Yeung were decisive after Michael Bree and AJ Mishra recorded a win each for Draycott.
In the Girls’ Premier Division, Burton Uxbridge’s dominance continued as they recorded a second 6-0 win. Their victims this time were Draycott, who couldn’t provide a response to Burton’s trio of Lois Peake, Eva Wang and Letita McMullen.
Ellenborough weren’t too far behind as they recorded a 5-1 win over BATTS A. Leila Imre showed her credentials with a further two victories, with Jane Li picking up a consolation for Batts as she defeated Zahna Hall.
Hannah Lynch-Dawson’ double wasn’t enough for Ulster as they lost 4-2 to Irish Girls. Lynch-Dawson had overcome Katie McGlone and Kate Whelan, however they responded with one win each whilst Rebecca Finn managed to pick up two wins.
In Boys’ Division 1, Northfield and Greenhouse raced to the top of the league after both registering further 5-1 wins, this time over LVA London Academy 2 and Ellenborough A, whilst Draycott remain unbeaten in Girls’ Division 1 after beating Sussex Alliance by the same scoreline
Urban’s fine start to life in Division 2A continued as they recorded an excellent victory over Rotherham Scorpions, defeating the Yorkshire side 4-2, whilst Dublin and Fusion secured consecutive victories to defeat LVA London Academy and BATTS A respectively.
Meanwhile, Eda Emel Aydin was the star for Fusion 2 as they stayed at the top of Girls’ Division 2 with a 4-2 win over Ashford.
Sussex Blades were the big winners of the round in Division 3A as they secured a 5-1 victory over Greenhouse 2, although that was bettered by Byng Hall in 3B as they beat Guernsey 6-0. Batts B moved to the top of Girls’ Division 3 with a 4-2 victory over Pudsey, whilst Mollie Patterson’s double wasn’t enough to secure Urban victory Northfield as they drew 3-3.
Cardiff City’s flying start to Division 4A continued as they defeated Guernsey 6-0, a score line that was repeated three times in Division 4B, with JOOLA Plymouth, Ellenborough B and Wales B beating RBTTC Hull, Batts B and Horsham Spinners respectively.