TABLE TENNIS: South Holland beat Moulton SE as top two match-up is brought forward
The action continued in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League with six matches.
In Division 1, South Holland and Moulton SE brought forward their match from later in the season and it fully justified its billing as a clash between the top two teams in the League.
South Holland took the first three games to secure the win, with Jean White taking the first in four before John Gilbert won the second in five.
The doubles followed, played in straight ends, which saw something of a fightback by Moulton.
But the real thing happened next when Stephen Appleby won in three before Andrew Appleby took the final game on a fifth end deuce.
South Holland now lead the table on wins.
JDM got in on the act with a 5-0 win over Mine’s a Pint.
Tom and John Chesworth, along with Phil Chandler, took the first four games in straight ends before John fought back from two down to win the fifth.
JDM are now level on South Holland and Moulton, but with fewer wins and having played one match more.
At the foot of the table, Nets 'n' Edges and Outsiders fought out a close match which the final score fails to tell the full story of.
There were five deuces, including an 18-16 game in one match, Reece Kerry got the Edgers off to a good start by winning in three.
Then Joe Beadle came from behind to win on a fifth end deuce.
However, Edgers took their first doubles after losing the first end before Allan Lewis won a first singles of the season for a winning lead.
Kerry then added the final point which leaves Nets 'n' Edges bottom still but just a point behind.
In Division 2, TNC took advantage of leaders Rusty Nails having a rest night by closing the gap to just four points.
This was achieved with a 4–1 win over Hit 'n' Hope which kept their 100 record intact, despite dropping their first game of the season.
Matt Cole took another double, including a high deuce in his second game, to give his team a 4-0 lead but Ping Wang won the final game in four.
Assassins are moving upwards after a 4–1 win over Hurricane Brothers, their first victory of the season.
Carlos Caneiro and Hannah Gilbert took all four singles, but they were forced to concede the doubles to George and Sam Wallis who added another point in their unfinished match with Team TJ which moved on from 1-1 to 2–2.
Gilbert added a second game before Jack Sawyer levelled things up for Team TJ.
Anyone who wants to try out table tennis should come to Spalding High School's Sports Hall on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm until 10pm.
The fee is £4 for the evening and more information, go to www.tabletennis365.com/Spalding