Civil Service 5 – 5 Ballyholme

Tonight we saw Civil Service take on Ballyholme at home in Division 4 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Civil Service (5) and Ballyholme (5). The format for the match was a 3 Vs 4 player format.

Paul Clarke reporting on the match said “Ballyholme had lost 6-4 in the home fixture and had to battle very hard to get a draw and remain in 2nd place going into the last round of fixtures. Man of the match was Albert Coulter who won his three singles. He came from 2-0 down v Daniel to win 3-2 and then beat Chris 3-0. I doubt if anyone else in division 4 this season could say they won 6 sets in a row against the impressive Flannigan’s! Special word re Billy Mateer who narrowly missed out in 5 setters v Paul and Ron but he joined forces with Chris to win the doubles and make sure Civil Service did not lose the match.”

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

Daniel Flannigan
Chris Flannigan
Billy Mateer

For the doubles Civil Service decided to play Chris & Billy

On the Away Side Ballyholme sent a team consisting of:

Albert Coulter
Ray Hamilton
Paul Clarke
Ron Drain

For the doubles Ballyholme had Albert & Ray joining forces to take on the hosts.


Match Break Down:


Daniel Flannigan VS Albert Coulter (2 – 3)

Chris Flannigan VS Ray Hamilton (3 – 0)

Billy Mateer VS Paul Clarke (2 – 3)

Chris Flannigan VS Ron Drain (3 – 0)

Daniel Flannigan VS Ray Hamilton (3 – 0)

Billy Mateer VS Albert Coulter (0 – 3)

Billy Mateer VS Ron Drain (2 – 3)

Daniel Flannigan VS Paul Clarke (3 – 0)

Chris Flannigan VS Albert Coulter (0 – 3)


Chris & Billy VS Albert & Ray | (3 – 1)

With the match card now fully completed the final score of Civil Service (5) and Ballyholme (5) was recorded.

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Original Match Card

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