Week 8 in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League was scheduled as a spare week, but happily six tables were in use, four involving 6 matches.
At the start of the evening Moulton SE made it through to Round 3 of the Moulton Shield when Stephen Appleby defeated Garry Wilkinson 21-11 20-22 21-15, establishing an unassailable lead thanks to two previous won games.
Moulton then went on to play Mine’s a Pint’s Jeremy Hitcham in a match unfinished from week 6.
With the score at 0 – 2 Hitcham took the first in five, but Stephen won again to advance his team to a 3 – 1 lead and second place in the table.
Hitcham then caught up with his side of a fixture against Underdogs.
The latter’s Kelvin Preville took the first game in straight ends before Hitcham matched his result in the second leaving the match level.
Underdogs and Moulton then played their postponed match.
Preville took the first but the Applebys won the next three before he took the last game for a 2 – 3 score line.
Moulton now sit just two points behind South Holland with a game in hand.
Outsiders meanwhile were completing their match with JDM.
Previously Joe Beadle had shared the spoils in his singles, but John and Tom Chesworth proved too strong, taking the remaining singles and the doubles.
Joe Beadle and Tom Chesworth then contested their game from the return fixture scheduled for February.
Chesworth took the first two before Beadle levelled, but hung on to take the final game 12-10, revenge for defeat in the first match.
JDM now sit third.
Tonight (Tuesday) sees the annual Val Mackey Doubles; members are asked to ensure they have registered by 7:45 at the very latest.
Anyone else wishing to try our sport will be most welcome at the High School Sports Hall on a Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 at £4 for the evening.