Table Tennis: Raptors dump City out of Coronation Cup

Matthew Westworth, Toby Ellis and Adam Dennison.
Matthew Westworth, Toby Ellis and Adam Dennison.

Trimpell City played host to the Raptors in the Coronation Cup semi-finals last week in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis League, but it was the visiting team who came away with the win, despite City’s 100 point handicap advantage.

Raptors’ players Paul Stebbing, Dave Gott and Carl Stebbing took 42 points apiece with the match ending 378-296.

For City Adam Ordonez was by far City’s best player, contributing 95 points with Dave Smith on 65 and Danny Welbourne on 36.

In an interesting encounter Trimpell Bulldogs went on their travels to Garstang against the Annihilators side, taking with them a 20 point head start.

Garstang Annihilators, with Kelly Southward, had no trouble in the tie and go through to the final to play Raptors.

In the Riley Cup, Trimpell Dragons won their semi-final away against St Luke’s E by seven points in the closest of encounters and go on to play the Morecambe A.

Meanwhile, Toby Ellis continued to add to his many trophies and accolades as he picked up the 2018 Preston Sports Achievement and Performance Award in the junior male category at an Awards Ceremony held at the Guild Hall.

Toby then captained his team of Matthew Westworth and Adam Dennison as they won the local Junior League held at the North West Regional Training Centre with Bethany Ellis coming runners up in the Cadet League.