Table Tennis: Raptors take title after seeing off City with comfortable win

The Trimpell Raptors.
The Trimpell Raptors.
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Trimpell City’s game against the league leaders Raptors went much as expected with City well beaten 30-9 on the night in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League Premier Division.

The Raptors’ trio of Carl Stebbing, Dave Gott and Dave Smith all gained nine points each and secured another league title win for Raptors.

Raptors pairing Gott and Smith won 3-2 in the doubles giving the City strugglers two vital points that keep City’s Premiership ambitions alive for another week.

Morecambe B failed to capitalise on this result and were beaten away 28-7 by Garstang Bandits. Graham Coupe and Tommy Kennedy both took nine points for Bandits closely followed by Owen Bendall with seven.

Adam Ordonez displayed most resistance, winning four crucial points for Morecambe B.

This week also confirmed University A as this season’s Premier league runners-up with a 26-10 win over Trimpell Bulldogs.

Xiao Collins and Mazran Esro for Uni A both claimed nine points followed by Nicole Finn with five. Bulldogs’ best performer was Phil Goymer taking five points followed by Alan Holt’s with four. The Uni A team also beat Garstang Anihilators 27-9 making the prospect of Anihilators avoiding the drop purely mathematical.

With one game remaining both Trimpell City and Morecambe B host Garstang Bandits and with only two points separating these relegation embattled teams.