Foxwood end unbeaten streak of Norwich & District Table Tennis league leaders Gothic

Team Photo: Foxwood A from Premier A - John Coburn, Andrew Hawes, Kevin Roper

Team Photo: Foxwood A from Premier A - John Coburn, Andrew Hawes, Kevin Roper - Credit: Archant

Gothic A lost their first match of the Premier A season by the closest of margins when they went down 6-4 in a hard-fought battle at Foxwood A.

With five games going the full distance Gothic managed only one win out of five. Closest of these games was Chris Durrant, just losing 13-11 in the fifth to Andy Hawes.

Wensum C had their best win of the season, defeating second-placed CEYMS B 7-3 with a good team performance. Sean Molloy was firing on all cylinders, taking all his three singles plus the doubles with Frank Hayward.

In Premier B, Wensum E continued their winning ways with an 8-2 victory over UEA B. Paul Speakman and Arpad Berger had to work hard for their maximums. Taverham A got a 10-0 hiding from Harriers A. Harriers B just salvaged a point against Gothic B, losing 7-3.

Saint Faiths Centre have won a match at last – they beat old rivals Wensum F 7-3, with a maximum from Paul Arthurs showing he is finding his form. The battle of the Foxwoods saw Foxwood D lose 8-2 to Foxwood C. President of the League Bob King won two singles.

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Rosebery Road went down 7-3 to Foxwood F in Division One. Bryan Scurfield completed a good maximum to steer CEYMS E to a 7-3 victory at Wensum.

Man of the match Kevin Armstrong swung a tight match in favour of the Foxwood F team when they beat Foxwood E 7-3. Performance of the night was Harold Chapman's 3-0 destruction of Kieran Brady.

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Jack Harrowing won all his games in straight sets to steer Taverham B to an 8-2 victory over Gothic C. Bottom side Rosebery Road drew with Harriers D. Returners A overcame Foxwood G 9-1 while Paul Hume was the star of the UEA C versus NCC A match, which ended in an 8-2 win for the students.

In Division Two, Missionaries' postponed matches have allowed The Originals and Dynamic Rams to take top spots. The Originals were deserved 7-3 winners against a determined Ex-Choristers side, thanks to a fine maximum from Aaron Marche. The Rams fought out a predictable draw against Ex Choristers. Gothic D probably had the best win of the week, beating Returners B 6-4. Taverham C beat Wensum H 6-4.

Thorpe St Andrew top Division Three with five points in hand over nearest rivals UEA D. Tankards got off to a flying start in their match against Thorpe winning the first two games but maximums from Bob Taylor and Rod Clayton helped the leaders to a 7-3 win.

- For the latest tables, see today's Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News.

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