Belfast and District Table Tennis Division 4 – Holywood (7) – Carnmoney (3).
Tonight we saw Holywood take on Carnmoney at home in Division 4 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Holywood (7) and Carnmoney (3). The format for the match was a 3 Vs 3 player format. Paul Clarke reporting on the match said “A roller coast match where, in most matches, the player that won came from being a fair bit behind at some stage of the match. The opening match set the scene with Keith edging a close 5 setter with Ted. Then Ryan came from 2 sets down to beat Davy to equalise for Carnmoney. Paul and Keith then beat George and Ryan to open up a lead for Holywood but George narrowed the gap at the half way stage by beating Davy.
Paul then beat Ted, retrieving some crumbs of comfort for the thrashings Ted dished out to Paul more than 40 years ago in the old Lisburn league,
Keith beat George and Ted came from 2-1 down to beat Davy, a great comeback especially as he was 9-6 down in the 5th.
Carnmoney, now 5-3 down, could have got a draw but lost 7-3. Firstly Paul was comfortable v Ryan 11-3 7-1 but suddenly found himself 2-1 down in sets and 4-0 down in the 4th. Paul tightened up to make it 2-2 but then went 3-0 down in the 5th. However Houdini performed another escape by catching up again to take the set 11-8 and seal the win for Holywood, However there was still a league point at stake and it was another roller coaster in the doubles. Holywood did well to take the 5th 13-11 as they were 8-4 down.”.
The players that were fielded for the Home Team Holywood in their playing order were:
For the doubles Holywood decided to play Keith Walker & Ryan Spiers
On the Away Side Carnmoney sent a team consisting of:
For the doubles Carnmoney had Davy Johnston & George Gillanders joining forces to take on the hosts.
Match Break Down:
Fixture 1: Keith Walker Vs Ted Mahaffy Score: 3 – 2
Fixture 2: Davy Johnston Vs Ryan Spiers Score: 2 – 3
Fixture 3: Paul Clarke Vs George Gillanders Score: 3 – 1
Fixture 4: Keith Walker Vs Ryan Spiers Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 5: Davy Johnston Vs George Gillanders Score: 0 – 3
Fixture 6: Paul Clarke Vs Ted Mahaffy Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 7Keith Walker Vs George Gillanders Score: 3 – 0
Fixture 8: Davy Johnston Vs Ted Mahaffy Score: 2 – 3
Fixture 9: Paul Clarke Vs Ryan Spiers Score: 3 – 2
Fixture 10: Keith Walker & Ryan Spiers Vs Davy Johnston & George Gillanders Score: 3 – 2.
With the match card now fully completed the final score of Holywood (7) and Carnmoney (3) was recorded.
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Original Match Card