Morecambe move into semi-finals of Kennon Trophy

Morecambe player Hudson Nuttall.
Morecambe player Hudson Nuttall.
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Morecambe moved into the semi-finals of the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League Kennon Trophy.

Hudson Nuttall, Abhinav Sinha and Adam Ordenez made their senior debuts with great success as they ran out 5-2 winners over St Lukes D.

Sinha had to battle his way to win the first set of the match winning the fifth game 14-12 against Nathan Beamer.

Ordenez and Nuttall moved the home team into a 3-0 lead before Beamer and Brian Gourlay hit back leaving Ordenez to win the match for Morecambe.

St Lukes B were 5-1 winners at Garstang Bandits, Jim Vasey giving the home team a flying start winning the first set before Martin Wakelin, James Neal and Matthew Price hit back to send the Saints into the semi-finals.

Raptors were 5-1 winners over Garstang Cowboys, Paul and Carl Stebbing with Tony Felton set the scene winning the first three sets before Tommy Kennady hit back with a fine display against Carl.

Felton and Paul hit top form to give the home team and cup favourites a place in the next round.

St Lukes A fell to a 5-2 defeat at home to the Bulldogs.

Chris Knowles gave the home team a sound start when he won the first set 11-8 in the fifth game in an exciting match with Alan Holt.

But Phil Goymer and Jamie Bradbury along with Holt dominated the tie to move the “Dogs” into the semi-final.

The final Saints team, the Cs, triumphed 5-0 over the Barbarians as Ray Gaskell, Jared Holmes and Ken Lea hit early season form to sail into the semi-finals.

Ken Riley, Clare Towers and Keith Robinson played well without reward for the visitors.