Tonight we saw Civil Service take on Ormeau C at home in Division 2 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Civil Service (0) and Ormeau C (10). The format for the match was a 4 Vs 4 player format.
Ranjit Singh reporting on the match said “A great match played in a very competitive but friendly manner.The scoreline does not tell that there were 9 matches which were won in 4th or 5th set which could have gone either way. Civil Service team had a strong line up of experienced players but had tough day and lost close matches. Ormeau team adapted well and played with good strategy.
Player of the match was Connor Smith. He played superb against Brian and Maurice. He fought back from 1-2 down to win 3-2 over Brian which set the tone for remaining Ormeau matches. He showed his maturity and patience by adapting to Maurice’s game after he was first set down.
Match of the day was Joel Smith vs Syd Beasant. Joel fought back from 1-2 sets and 6-9 points down to make it 10-10 after saving two match points. He attacked with power to win the fourth set 13-11 and making it 2-2. Joel took the fifth set with good attack and placement. Syd played a very good match. There were so many excellent long rallies along with ups and down in this match.
Tim showed experience and excellent forehand topspin shots. The team was well supported by Ranjit.”
The players that were fielded for the Home Team Civil Service in their playing order were:
For the doubles Civil Service decided to play Brian Calvert with amp; Syd Beasant & Maurice Rooney with Billy Gamble
On the Away Side Ormeau C sent a team consisting of:
For the doubles Ormeau C had Connor Smith with amp; Joel Smith & Ranjit with Tim Calame joining forces to taken on the hosts.
Match Break Down:
Brian Calvert VS Connor Smith (2 – 3)
Maurice Rooney VS Ranjit Singh (1 – 3)
Syd Beasant VS Joel Smith (2 – 3)
Billy Gamble VS Tim Calame (1 – 3)
Brian Calvert VS Ranjit Singh (0 – 3)
Maurice Rooney VS Connor Smith (1 – 3)
Syd Beasant VS Tim Calame (1 – 3)
Billy Gamble VS Joel Smith (1 – 3)
Brian Calvert & Syd Beasant VS Connor Smith & Joel Smith | (1 – 3)
Maurice Rooney & Billy Gamble VS Ranjit & Tim Calame | (1 – 3)
With the match card now fully completed the final score of Civil Service (0) and Ormeau C (10) was recorded.
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Original Match Card