STTA week 3

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STTA Match reports for week ending Sun Oct 18 2015:

Snows Group Premier Divisionletitia

Waterside A extend their lead at the top of the division to 4 points after a 10-0 victory over 7th place Soton West D. Generation II move up to 3rd place after an 8-2 victory over 6th place Soton West B (Player of the Match Letitia McMullan won all 3 for Generation II). Alpha A move up to 5th place after a 9-1 victory over 8th place Soton West C (Rod McMullan and Player of the Match Jonathan McMullan won all 3 for Alpha A). 2nd place Soton West A beat 4th place Waterside B 7-3 (Player of the Match John McBeath won all 3 for Soton West A).

Snows Group Division 1

The gap at the top of the division remained unchanged after 1st place Waterside C beat 5th place Waterside E 8-2 (Player of the Match Brian HBrian Hayes v Dave Russell 07 (3)ayes and Steve Hemmings won all 3 for Waterside C). Hedge End A move up to 2nd place after a 7-3 victory over 6th place Insurance (Player of the Match Colin Jones won all 3 for Hedge End A) and a 7-3 victory over 10th place Soton West F (Player of the Match Robin Plunkett won all 3 for Hedge End A). 3rd place Waterside F beat 8th place Waterside G 7-3 (Player of the Match Alexis won all 3 for Waterside G). 4th place Soton West E beat 9th place Alpha B 6-4 (Player of the Match Glenn Medcalf won all 3 for Alpha B).

Hedge End A vs Insurance
Colin Jones’straight sets hat trick was the main difference between the sides as he produced stunning chopped returns in a superb performance.Mike Gibbs got a single for Insurance having failed to take six match points against John Taylor in the fourh leg, but redeemed himself to take the deciding leg 11-7. Mark Waughman played superbly to beat Robin Plunkett having saved three match points in the fourth set before taking their decider 11-9.Plunkett and Taylor won two each, but were second best in the doubles, but were delighted with their 7-3 victory.
— Robin Plunkett
Soton West F vs Hedge End A
Hedge end beat Soton West F 7-3 in a quality match. Their scorers were Robin Plunkett(3), John Taylor(2), and Colin Jones one. For Soton West Steve White responded with two four set wins and played Plunkett tactically well with tricky serves mixed with slowing the pace down and waiting for the forehand kill shot but even though he got many he missed several as well as that time he lost in 4 sets. Alan Dawson got their other rubber with a commanding 3 set win over Jones.John Taylor beat Dawson in 4 tight sets to complete the 7-3 win.Steve’son Richard showed he had a decent loop on both wings but didn’t get on the scoresheet.
— Robin Plunkett

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Snows Group Division 2

The gap at the top of the division remained unchanged after 1st plIMG_20151012_212348ace St. Deny’s A drew with 10th place Four Ts C (Player of the Match Barry Dobson won 2 for St. Deny’s A). Soton West G move up to 2nd place after an 8-2 victory over 3rd place Soton West H (Player of the Match Pete Humphry and Paul Newbery won all 3 for Soton West G). Waterside H move up to 5th place after an 8-2 victory over 6th place Waterside K (Player of the Match Lee Rosamond won all 3 for Waterside H). 4th place Soton West J beat 8th place Soton West I 7-3 (PlaIMG_20151012_212442 (2)yer of the Match Dave Wray won all 3 for Soton West J).
Waterside K vs Waterside H
This match started and ended with close 5 game matches, with a lot of good table tennis throughout. A highly competitive and very enjoyable contest between friends.
— Trevor Mowle

Snows Group Division 3

P.W.O. see their lead at the top of the division slip to 1 point after a 3-7 defeat to 2nd place Waterside N (Player of the Match April Cox won 2 for WateIMG_20151012_212409rside N). Waterside N move up to 2nd place after . Waterside M move up to 3rd place after an 8-2 victory over 8th place Waterside P (Player of the Match Colin French and Paul Strutton won all 3 for Waterside M). New Community A move up to 6th place after a 7-3 victory over 10th place Soton West L (Player of the Match Ian Shapey won all 3 for New Community A) and a 5-5 draw with 5th place Wimpey (Player of the Match Ian Shapey won all 3 for New Community A). Simmarians A move up to 7th place after a 5-5 draw with 4th place New Community B (Player of the Match Jakub Wolowski bob davieswon all 3 for New Community B) and a 7-3 victory over 10th place Soton West L (Chi Yau and Player of the Match Pat Edghill won all 3 for Simmarians A).

P.W.O. vs Waterside N
Sadly Piotr Pawlowski could not make it and the Polish Club had to play with only two, forfeiting three matches. April Cox and Bob Davies both won their two singles matches after some tough sets. Having overcome his recent difficulties at work, Alan Bone played without those cares and deserved more success in his matches.
— Bob Davies

Snows Group Division 4

Waterside Q see their lead at the top of the division slip to 5 points after a 10-0 victory over 8th place New Community D. Four Ts D move up to 2nd place after a 6-4 victory over 5th place Soton West M (Player of the Match Gary Green won all 3 for Four Ts D) and a 10-0 victory over 6th place Waterside S. Waterside R move up to 3rd place after a 7-3 victory over 4th place St. Deny’s C (Player of the Match Mateussz Szewc and Shaun Purchase won all 3 for Waterside R).

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