Tonight we saw Ormeau 2B take on Glenburn B at home in Division 2 of the Belfast and District Table Tennis League. The match ended with a score line of Ormeau 2B (3) and Glenburn B (7). The format for the match was a 4 Vs 4 player format.
Neil Magrath reporting on the match said “Very hard fought match played in a great spirit where, as usual, the final score does not tell the story of the night where matches could have gone either way and the result was again in doubt until the two doubles matches. Andy came out of the blocks slowly against Andreas and, despite winning the 2nd set, could not complete a comeback with Andreas overpowering him 3-1. On the other table there was an intriguing match between Captain Consistency (and very experienced) Steve for Glenburn and the youthful Lucy McIvor. Lucy gave Steve a great workout but in the end Steve’s experience proved just too much as he ran out a 3-1 winner. On to the 2nd set of matches and Lucy C showed how much she has improved in an impressive win against Anna. On the other table Lucy J started well against Emma, however Emma came back strongly to win 3-1 to leave the overall score at 2-2. Andy then moved up the gears and proved too powerful and experienced to beat Lucy McIvor, while Steve used all his defensive skills to take an inspired 3-0 win over Andreas. Lucy J had a titanic match with Anna coming back from 0-2 to level at 2-2 but Anna managed to re-group and take the 5th. Lucy C once again impressed in taking a crucial win against Emma after losing the first set to leave the overall score 3-5 going into the doubles. The doubles partnership of Lucy J and Lucy C is beginning to blossom and proved too strong for Emma and Anna to get Glenburn over the winning line. However, the match of the night was happening on the other table with Andy/Steve saving match points in the 5th set against a very strong combination of Andreas/Lucy McIvor to finally take the win 14-12 to give a final scoreline of 7-3 to Glenburn. A great night’s entertainment – many thanks to Jeff and his team.”
The players that were fielded for the Home Team Ormeau 2B in their playing order were:
For the doubles Ormeau 2B decided to play Andreas Berndorfer with amp; Lucy McIvor & Emma McSorley with Anna Kelly
On the Away Side Glenburn B sent a team consisting of:
For the doubles Glenburn B had Andy Loane with amp; Steve Hughes & Lucy Johnston with Lucy Craig joining forces to taken on the hosts.
Match Break Down:
Andreas Berndorfer VS Andy Loane (3 – 1)
Lucy McIvor VS Steve Hughes (1 – 3)
Emma McSorley VS Lucy Johnston (3 – 1)
Anna Kelly VS Lucy Craig (0 – 3)
Andreas Berndorfer VS Steve Hughes (0 – 3)
Lucy McIvor VS Andy Loane (0 – 3)
Emma McSorley VS Lucy Craig (1 – 3)
Anna Kelly VS Lucy Johnston (3 – 2)
Andreas Berndorfer & Lucy McIvor VS Andy Loane & Steve Hughes | (2 – 3)
Emma McSorley & Anna Kelly VS Lucy Johnston & Lucy Craig | (1 – 3)
With the match card now fully completed the final score of Ormeau 2B (3) and Glenburn B (7) was recorded.
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Original Match Card