Sport Table Tennis

HILLIAM AND JOHNSTON IN DIVISION 1 NAIL-BITING THRILLER

David Hilliam - Newport Vics A - Div One

Rob Smith – Ryde Raiders – Div One

This week’s Isle of Wight Table Tennis Division 1 Match of the Week was between Newport Vics A and Ryde Raiders. 

The 3 Premier League players of the Raiders – Martin Johnstone, Tim Giles and Rob Smith – met their match against Newport’s top team. Newport’s David Hilliam was crowned Player of the Match as he managed 3 wins out of 3, but his game against Ryde’s Martin Johnstone went to 5 sets and was a nail-biting thriller full of long rallies and superb attacking and defensive play.

Johnstone was the unluckiest player of the night losing another 5 setter against Newport’s Paul Freeborn by the narrowest of margins.

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Division 2

Second-placed Havenstreet Locos drew with Rookley A in the match of the week with Rookley’s Carl Rye on top form, defeating Havenstreet’s Ian Loosemore in 5 sets, pushing Loosemore down to second place in the players’ averages.

There was a close match between Ryde teams Red Kites and Rascals which ended 6-4 to the Rascals, with the Rascals John Featherstone player of the match.

Division 3

In the battle at the top, Ryde Revellers met favourites for the title St Lawrence Lizards, and it was a thrilling tight match which ended 5-5 and put the Revellers to the top of the table with one more match to play in the first half of the season.

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Results:

Division 1

Ryde Royals 8 Havenstreet Hooters 2
Newport Vics A 5 Ryde Raiders 5

Division 2

Rookley A 5 Havenstreet Locos 5
Ryde Red Kites 4 Ryde Rascals 6
Newport Vics C 10 Newport Vics D 0
Ryde Raptors 1 Shanklin B 9

Division 3

Ryde Revellers 5 St Lawrence Lizards 5
Ryde Rustics 9 Wootton Wombles 1
Ryde Rockets 3 Ryde Rebels 7
Ryde Rackets 10 Ryde Ramblers 0

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