Match Reports Week 8

Mansfield & District Table Tennis League

2014/15 Winter Season

Week Commencing 24th November 2014

MATCH WEEK 8 Results

Division 1

1. Ravenshead Rascals bt Zyagbyte A – 8-2 - P.O.M –  Conrad Stoddart

2. Ravenshead Riots  Draw  Jacksdale B – 5-5  -  P.O.M –  Peter Hodgson

3. Jacksdale C  vs Zyagbyte B –  1-9  -  P.O.M –  Kevin Cope

The top 2 teams Zygabyte A & Ravenshead Rascals clashed for the first time this season with Ravenshead Rascals  coming out winners 8-2 and increasing their lead against their rivals by 7 pts at the Top of Division 1.

Both teams unbeaten so far and with 2 players from each side having 100% records it was always going to be an important match. But Conrad Stoddart once again got man of the match and kept his 100% win record along with team mate Adam Feargrieve.

Rascals take the advantage and the return leg will be much anticipated.

Ravenshead Riots came back from 4-1 down to draw 5-5 against Jacksdale B, this is the first draw of the season in any division.

Peter Hodgson was player of the match winning all his 3 singles but it showed how close a match up this was with only 1 match being won 3-0 and 4 matches going to 3-2. The comeback of the match was Nigel Parlor who came back from 2-0 to beat Simon Chatterton 3-2 ( 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9).

Kevin Cope won Player of the Match and helped Zygabyte B to win  their first match of the season against Jacksdale C beating them 9-1, however the score line doesn’t reflect how close this match was with 6 of the games going to the fifth end.

Table                                                                                    

                                                P             Pts

1. R’Head Rascals                4              36

2. Zygabyte A                       4              29

3. Jacksdale A                      3              24

Division 2

1. Ravenshead Rhinos bt  Jacksdale D -  8-2  - P.O.M – Richard Robinson

2. Ravenshead Angels  bt  Hucknall 50+  -  7-3  -  P.O.M – Lisa Lewis

3. Boothys bt New Cross Snipers – 6-4  -  P.O.M –  Derek Clarke

4. Zygabyte Old Bats  bt Ravenshead Rebels – 7-3   - P.O.M –  Rob Vaughan

Rhinos remain unbeaten 5 wins out of 5 as they beat Jacksdale D 8-2 to move 2nd just 5 points behind Boothys with a game in hand. Richard Robinson was player of the Match winning all his matches but Graham Smith won all his matches too.

Match of the night looked a real battle between Russ Harrison & Josh Hall with Josh taking the match in the 5th. The 4th game went to 17-15 the longest of the night. Josh won ( 11-9, 11-13, 11-5, 15-17, 11-8 ).

A really close affair but Boothys the division two leaders showed their experience bringing home a 6-4 victory against New Cross Snipers. Derek Clarke won all his games, and maintained Boothys stayed top.Match of the night was the doubles a really enjoyable game between Rodney Sampson/Stuart Chadwick vs Tony Swain/Dave Rhodes. The Snipers won the doubles 3-2 in a close fought match.

Rob Vaughan made his Mansfield debut for Zygabyte Old Bats and brought his team home 7-3 winners over Ravenshead Rebels. In all Rob's singles and the doubles the most points he lost in a game was 6 which showed a dominant performance in his first match of the season. Nigel Stent backed Rob up not losing a game either and when they played together in the doubles the result was inevitable. 

Lisa Lewis won her 4th Player of the match from her 5 games played and still remains unbeaten for the season in Division 2 as the Ravenshead Angels beat Hucknall 50+ 7-3 to go 3rd in the Table.

Table

                                                P             Pts

1. Boothys                           6              40

2. Rhinos                              5              35

3. Angels                              7              34

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