Ballyholme 8 – 2 Banbridge

Tonight we saw Ballyholme take on Banbridge at home in Division 4 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Ballyholme (8) and Banbridge (2). The format for the match was a 4 Vs 3 player format.

Paul Clarke reporting on the match said “An entertaining clash with 8-2 being a little flattering for the home team as they took both matches that went to 5 sets. Although the single table approach caused a late finish it also inspired a great, and at times raucous, atmosphere with the match between Paul and Ray having a background of a football match noise! Albert, dropping only one set, was man of the match. Ballyholme, with all their matches now complete, remain favourites to finish 2nd in the division although the young Ormeau team could still catch them as they have 3 matches to play.”

The players that were fielded for the Home Team Ballyholme in their playing order were:

Albert Coulter
Ray Hamilton
Paul Clarke
Ron Drain

For the doubles Ballyholme decided to play Ray & Paul

On the Away Side Banbridge sent a team consisting of:

Fergal O’Hagan
John Whitten
Ray Fleming

For the doubles Banbridge had John & Ray joining forces to take on the hosts.


Match Break Down:


Albert Coulter VS Fergal O’Hagan (3 – 0)

Ray Hamilton VS John Whitten (1 – 3)

Paul Clarke VS Ray Fleming (3 – 2)

Ron Drain VS John Whitten (3 – 2)

Albert Coulter VS Ray Fleming (3 – 0)

Ray Hamilton VS Fergal O’Hagan (3 – 0)

Paul Clarke VS Fergal O’Hagan (3 – 0)

Ron Drain VS Ray Fleming (3 – 1)

Albert Coulter VS John Whitten (3 – 1)


Ray & Paul VS John & Ray | (0 – 3)

With the match card now fully completed the final score of Ballyholme (8) and Banbridge (2) was recorded.


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Original Match Card

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