Syston Casuals look doomed having been cast adrift at the very bottom but Abbots Road are next, even after winning what might be a crucial encounter against Thringstone.
Only one of the ten sets needed a fourth game but it was good to see the doubles played, something that is going out of fashion in the top two divisions these days.
It was something of a slow re-start for the second half of the season in some divisions of the Leicester and District League but both Knighton Park teams in Division One were soon in the thick of things.
The Wizards have a four points lead at the top with Great Glen next and both Abbots Road and Goons poised for any slip ups less than a victory down the table.
Although, inevitably, much of the focus of top class local table tennis will be in the higher divisions, occasionally a touch of class will occur lower down, as it did in the Division Four Leicester and District League catch up match between Knighton Park VII and Nomads II.
James Morley and Martin Brunning took three apiece and Tony Fox two, leaving Brunning still undefeated, while Rayan Kotecha won KP’s only singles, the team being given the doubles.
In support Phill Hinson took two, Paul Hinson one, while Kevin Parker won two for Desford, Tracey Smith one.
Searle’s latest result was an 8-2 win over Electricity’s fifth team with the habitual maximum backed by two each from Chris Woodward and Dave Greasley. The next fixture against the talented Knighton Park VI will be the real tester.
The keenly awaited clash of teams vying for second proved well worth waiting for as Abbots Road II and Knighton Park III fought out a thrilling 5-5 draw.
In stepped Shirley Pickering who so nearly defeated Geoff Parsons while Rayan Kotecha also took Parsons to five, both are from division two. In the end Unicorn romped home 9-1 with Smith beating Parsons leaving Garry Knights and George Briskolas undefeated for the winners....