Belfast and District Table Tennis Division 2 – Glenburn (10) – Knockagh (0).
Tonight we saw Glenburn take on Knockagh at home in Division 2 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Glenburn (10) and Knockagh (0). The format for the match was a 3 Vs 3 player format. Neil Magrath reporting on the match said “Tonight saw the top of the table clash between Glenburn and Knockagh. Glenburn young guns were looking to reverse the defeat inflicted by the experienced Knockagh team in the first half of the season. Matthew, Rebecca and James certainly started at a fast pace winning their opening matches 3-0, before Peter managed to get a set on the board for Knockagh. This was as good as it got for Knockagh in the second set of matches as Matthew closed out the win 3-1 and Rebecca won a very tight match against Gary 3-0, and then James saw Glenburn across the victory line for a 6-0 score with another 3-0 victory. This also saw Knockagh’s impressive unbeaten run in the league come to an end. This seemed to spur Knockagh on in the last set of singles matches with some very tight matches, the highlight of which was a seesaw encounter between Rebecca and David, with Rebecca edging the match 11-9 in the 5th, with a crucial time out called by Willie with Rebecca 5-8 down. On to the doubles with Knockagh determined to try and get a point on the board. Things looked good for them as David and Peter took a 2-0 lead in a match which produced some unbelievable rallies. Matthew and James then dug in deep to pull the match back to 2-2. The 5th set looked to be going the way of the experienced Knockagh team, but the youngsters fought back again and Matthew and James eventually took the 5th set 12-10 to ensure a 10-0 victory was secured. While some of the rallies will live long in the memory, the ten matches played will undoubtedly be remembered for what must have been a record number of edges and nets!”.
The players that were fielded for the Home Team Glenburn in their playing order were:
For the doubles Glenburn decided to play Matthew & James
On the Away Side Knockagh sent a team consisting of:
For the doubles Knockagh had David & Peter joining forces to take on the hosts.
Match Break Down:
Fixture 1: Matthew Vs David Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 2: Rebecca Vs Peter Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 3: James Vs Gary Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 4: Matthew Vs Peter Score: 3 – 1
Fixture 5: Rebecca Vs Gary Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 6: James Vs David Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 7Matthew Vs Gary Score: 3 – 1
Fixture 8: Rebecca Vs David Score: 3 – 2
Fixture 9: James Vs Peter Score: 3 – 1
Fixture 10: Matthew & James Vs David & Peter Score: 3 – 2.
With the match card now fully completed the final score of Glenburn (10) and Knockagh (0) was recorded.
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Original Match Card