Bexhill D improved their chances of staying in Division One of the Hastings & District Table Tennis League with a 5-5 draw with Bexhill C, who were without Graham Gillett. The D side were without Pete Robinson but found an able deputy in Andy Panayi who won two as did Graham Primett (D), Andy Chapman (C) and John Wilson (C). At 4-5 down Primett edged out Wilson 13-11 in the fifth game to secure the draw.
With Hastings Academy F eleven points adrift, there is now little to chose between Bexhill D and Bexhill B for the other relegation slot. Bexhill B just missed out on a vital point, going down 8-2 to Bexhill A who had Robert Warner and Ryan Warner unbeaten.
Tackleway B have a five point cushion over the two Bexhill sides after going down 6-4 at Hollington A. John Dyson won three for Tackleway and has now won ten from his last twelve. Shaun Godfrey and Kevin Barry both won twice with Barry beating Roger Pingram in five games to clinch the win.
In Division Two, Academy H have slipped into the relegation zone after losing 10-0 to leaders Academy E who had Andy Furnival, Graham Deeprose and Terry Dean unbeaten.
It was a good week for the Academics as their main rivals both lost points.
Tackleway C scraped home 6-4 at Monarchs A who had a maximum from Bob Lowe while Mike Charter, Adrian Goodrum and Kevin Rowe all won twice for Tackleway.
It could have been worse for Tackleway as Goodrum scraped through against Alison Jordan 12-10 in the decider.
Bexhill G are now five points off the lead after a second successive 5-5 draw, this time against Bexhill E. John Bradbury won two for the G side as did Cameron Jones and Paul Welford for the E team, who won all three sets which went to five games.
Bexhill H won 9-1 at Nalgo B in Division Three with Baz Goodson and Malcolm Glover unbeaten and Cheng Liu winning two.
Hollington E went down 8-2 to Tackleway H when Andy Holmes won three and Mike Foster and Phil Talbot two for Tackleway.