1M9K9789  Premier Division

Soton West A extend their lead at the top of the division to 6 points after an 8-2 victory over 6th place Soton West C (Player of the Match Ed Slot won all 3 for Soton West A). mark2nd place Waterside A beat 8th place Waterside C 6-4 (Player of the Match Phil Handy won all 3 for Waterside A). Mark Butler had to withdraw from the match after one set due to an injured shoulder. 3rd place Waterside B beat 7th place Soton West B 8-2 (Player of the Match Wojciech Placek and arturArtur Veeck Caltabiano won all 3 for Waterside B). 4th place Generation II lost 6-4 to 5th place Alpha A (Player of the Match Alex Rorke won 2 for Alpha A).

Division 1

Soton West D extend their lead at the top of the division to 7 points after a 10-0 victory over 8th place Alpha B. Waterside F move up to 7th place after an 8-2 victory over 12th place St. Deny’s A (Player of the Match Jon Quinn won all 3 for Waterside F). 2nd place Wat5E4A8839erside E beat 3rd place Hedge End A 6-4 (Player of the Match Robin Plunkett won all 3 for Hedge End A). 4th place Waterside D beat 10th place Soton West F 7-3 (Player of the Match James Harkins and Steve Hemmings won all 3 for Waterside D). 5th place Insurance drew with 6th place Soton West E (Player of the Match Roger Winkworth won all 3 for Insurance).
Hedge End A vs Waterside E5E4A9058
Waterside E title candidates were given a tough ride by Hedge End a before winning 6-4. They were without ace Steve Hemmings. Robin Plunkett took full advantage to beat Alan Gordon(1) who he often loses to, Shaun Newcombe(2) and Colin Bryson(2) using a mixture of blocked and punched backhands added to consistent forehand rolls. John Taylor added one for the beaten trio with a good performance v 5E4A8784Gordon, but crucially lost in 5 sets to Newcombe who was his usual fluent self in their doubles win, having earlier been outfoxed by Bryson. Colin Jones failed to trouble the scorers, but was 1 leg all and 10-6 up before Bryson found his consistency to win 3 legs to one. Alan Gordon who had a troublesome night found his forehand topspins and kills to beat Jones to carry Waterside over the line.
— Robin Plunkett

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Waterside G extend their lead at the top of the division to 17 points after a 5-5 draw with 3rd place Four Ts C (Player of the Match Martin Ceresa won all 3 for Four Ts C). 4th place Waterside H lost 6-4 to 5th place Soton West H (Player of the Match Anne Longland and Dave Wray won all 3 for Soton West H). 6th place Waterside J lost 6-4 to 8th place Soton West J (Player of the Match Hugo 5E4A8834Gregan won all 3 for Soton West J). 7th place Hedge End B beat 9th place Waterside K 7-3 (Player of the Match Denis Cox and Martin Cheffy won all 3 for Hedge End B). 10th place Simmarians A lost 6-4 to 11th place Soton West I (Player of the Match Pat Edghill won 2 for Simmarians A).
Waterside J vs Soton West J
Congratulations to Hugo on a very good performance to earn the “Player of the Match” award. He appears to be a more consistent player this season and has some good offensive strokes. The match was played in a very good spirit, with South-West fielding two reserves. Perhaps Waterside were caught a little cold and under-performed against steady, resilient opposition.
— Jeff Davies
Waterside K vs Hedge End B
This match started with a very close match between Trevor Mowle and Dennis Cox, but it was terry millsDennis who won with a 13-11 in the 5th game. Martin Cheffy and Katie Holt also had a 5 game match, with swings of good play and fortune, from one to other. Even though Katie took the 4th game with 10-0 whitewash it was Martin that won the 5th game and match. Albert Harding and Terry Mills exchanged some good banter and play, but it was Albert that won in 3 games. Denis Cox and Martin Cheffy continued the evening with further victories and HedgeEnd B won overall 7-3. An enjoyable evening of good banter and table tennis.
— Trevor Mowle

Division 3

Waterside N see their lead at the top of the division slip to 1 point after a 7-3 victory over 12th 1M9K9887place Soton West L (Player of the Match Albert Garcia and David Eaton won all 3 for Waterside N). Waterside L move up to 2nd place after a 10-0 victory over 11th place Simmarians B. Wimpey move up to 9th place after a 6-4 victory over 10th place Four Ts D (Player of the Match Alex 5E4A8158Turnbull and Dave Mason won all 3 for Wimpey). 3rd place St. Deny’s B drew with 6th place New Community B (Player of the Match Richard Lines won all 3 for St. Deny’s B).

Division 4

Waterside P extend their lead at the top of the division to 13 points after a 9-1 victory over 5th place New Community C 5E4A8145(Jamie Fields and Player of the Match Tony Fern won all 3 for Waterside P). 2nd place Waterside O beat 7th place Waterside R 6-4 (Player of the Match John Dane won all 3 for Waterside R). 3rd place Soton West N beat 8th place Waterside S 9-1 (Player of the Match Tony Gregan and Gavin Costigan won all 3 for Soton West N). 4th place Waterside Q beat 6th place Soton West O 8-2 (Player of the Match Siche Qian won 2 for Waterside Q). 5th place New Community C drew with 6th place Soton West O (Player of the Match Kieran Rowley won all 3 for Soton West O).
Waterside P vs New Community C
Score does not reflect how close the match was.
— Anthony Fern