Mohans in top form as Ely see off Ellesmere


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Table Tennis In Division 1, both Liam and Kieran Mohan achieved singles maximums and then combined to take the doubles as Ely I battered Ellesmere I, 9-1.

Patrick Mohan lost out to Rhys Davies but a win of this margin keeps Ely close to Impington I with two games in hand at the top of the table.

There was a similar scenario in Impington I’s match against Elsworth I when Pierre Barnard and Reno Phyo gained singles maximums and then took the doubles against Elsworth’s Peter Goatly and Roger Fensom. Elsworth’s only success was Fensom’s victory over Bob Pettit.

Richard Hatley showed good form for Fulbourn II, winning all his games three straight against Ely II. He was backed up by Jannek Hauser, also winning three, including a comeback from 2-1 down against Ju Young. Nigel Bates won two, succumbing to Mick Runswick. Greg Ozog played up for Ely and although he didn’t win, he looked comfortable in this company. Fulbourn took the match 9-1.

Division 2 action saw Soham Comrades III, surprisingly including Mark Coles, just recovering from surgery, for the visit of Fulbourn III. He played bravely through the pain but without success. Coles’ team-mate Adam Speed won two, against Phil Hague and Dave Roitman but lost out to Tom Lodziak in a top-class encounter. Martyn Hagon took games off both Roitman and Hague before joining Speed to push Lodziak and Hague to the fifth in an exciting doubles which gave Fulbourn the match 8-2. Soham Comrades II showed no mercy to their club colleagues from team IV, only Martin Logan and Mick Foreman taking legs off the second team, who retain a slender one point lead over Fulbourn III in the race to be division champions.

The Fulbourn IV team of Danny Bates, Hamish Ryder and Max Schwiening showed outstanding form as they galloped through the card against Ely IV. Greg Ozog pushed Bates hard but the tightest match came when two ends went to 17-15, 13-11 as Ryder overcame Rob Pownall. Ozog and Pownall saved the whitewash when they came from 2-1 down to take the doubles. Only Jeff Catlin managed points on the board when Impington III visited Soham Comrades II but only then two from three as he lost in four to Bela Szabo. Even the Imps doubles duo of Catlin and Colin Adams failed on this occasion to give Comrades the match 8-2.

In Division 3, Soham Comrades V maintained their push for promotion with a 9-1 win at Ely V. Only Simon Bickers, with a straight three-sets victory over Nicky Rule, managed a win for Ely. Otherwise, Lito Jumilla and Chris Rule had things pretty much their own way.

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