Tonight we saw Ballyholme take on Ormeau 4 at home in Division 4 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Ballyholme (7) and Ormeau 4 (3). The format for the match was a 4 Vs 4 player format.
Paul Clarke reporting on the match said “The young Ormeau team got off to a flyer with Matthew winning 2 close sets v Albert. Albert came back to 2-2 in a quality encounter but Matthew got over the line in the final set. Ray then went 2-0 down to Alex in close sets and captured the 3rd but Alex won the 4th to give Ormeau a 2-0 lead. Ballyholme then won the next 3 matches without losing a set although the Ormeau players made many great shots and rallies in those defeats. Matthew beat Ray 3-1 to bring Ormeau level at 3-3. Ballyholme managed to win the remaining 4 matches with the highlights being Ron coming back from 2-1 down in sets v Grace and 4-1 down in points in the final set. Set of the night goes to Alex and Aaditya who beat Paul and Ron 21-19 in one of the sets in their doubles match. Ballyholme won’t be beating this talented young Ormeau team for much longer!”
The players that were fielded for the Home Team Ballyholme in their playing order were:
For the doubles Ballyholme decided to play Albert Coulter with amp; Ray & Paul with Ron Drain
On the Away Side Ormeau 4 sent a team consisting of:
For the doubles Ormeau 4 had Matthew Mooney with amp; Grace & Alex with Aaditya Singh joining forces to taken on the hosts.
Match Break Down:
Albert Coulter VS Matthew Mooney (2 – 3)
Ray Hamilton VS Alex Lo (1 – 3)
Paul Clarke VS Grace Looney (3 – 0)
Ron Drain VS Aaditya Singh (3 – 0)
Albert Coulter VS Alex Lo (3 – 0)
Ray Hamilton VS Matthew Mooney (1 – 3)
Paul Clarke VS Aaditya Singh (3 – 0)
Ron Drain VS Grace Looney (3 – 2)
Albert Coulter & Ray VS Matthew Mooney & Grace | (3 – 0)
Paul & Ron Drain VS Alex & Aaditya Singh | (3 – 1)
With the match card now fully completed the final score of Ballyholme (7) and Ormeau 4 (3) was recorded.
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Original Match Card