League Press Report - Week 5

With almost a quarter of games having been played already in the Colchester & District Table Tennis League, the battle to move out of Division Four come the end of the season looks to be a close one. The top five teams are only separated by 4 points, and only 2 points separate the top three teams, all of whom have played the same amount of games. Rowhedge K only turned up with two players for the second consecutive week, but they did well to only lose 6-4 to Pegasus H. Youngster Jamie Morgan repeated his heroics from last week by winning all of his games for Rowhedge. Lawford E caused a shock over CRGS A after beating them 6-4, however CRGS move up to 2nd place as other games haven’t been recorded yet.

A top-of-the-table clash was on offer in the Premier Division this week. Tollgate A had a great opportunity to extend their lead over Rowhedge B, but the match ended all square at 5-5. Sam Cowan, playing in his first match of the season for Rowhedge, beat all who stood before him to kick off his campaign successfully. Gt Horkesley A are keeping the pressure on those above them after beating Rowhedge A 9-1. Matthew Horrocks picked up the only point for Rowhedge. Pegasus A sit bottom of the table, losing 8-2 to St James B. Dedham A had a good win against Walton A, beating them 8-2. The match between Rowhedge C and Tollgate B ended 5-5.

In Division One, Rowhedge D are slowly creeping up the table. They beat current leaders Lawford A 7-3 thanks to a fine maximum from Alan Burgess. Tollesbury A move up to 2nd with a 7-3 victory against Pegasus B. Graham Farmer was unbeaten for Tollesbury. Walton B are 3rd after drawing 5-5 with Tollgate C. St James C remain six points from safety, even after beating Gt Horkesley B 7-3. Andrew Vincent won all of his games for St James.

Pegasus C are just above Tollgate D at the top of Division Two. This is due to the fact Tollgate had a vacant this week and Pegasus beat Tollesbury B 7-3. Both Eric Melvin and Dave Whiting won all of their games for Pegasus. St James D had the most impressive result of the week. They began the week second from bottom, but have now moved into 3rd place after thrashing Pegasus D 9-1. This just shows how much of an impact one game can have on the table. Rowhedge G matched this score-line against Gt Horkesley C, which has moved them off the bottom. Lawford B drew 5-5 with Gt Horkesley D.

Only one game has been recorded so far in Division Three, and that was between Dedham C and Rowhedge H. Rowhedge won that game 8-2 to move into 2nd place.

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