Alex Boyd leads the way as Stratford Romeons cement top spot in the Stratford Table Tennis League
STRATFORD Romeos still head Division One of the Davenports Stratford Table Tennis League after victory at Henley, reports Peter Florence.
Alex Boyd led the way with a brace, although he had to overcome stiff opposition from Tim Fell who was unlucky to lose after scoring a point more than Boyd over the course of their four-set encounter.
Richard Grover added a further three points for the visitors but couldn’t get the better of Fell, who thereby secured the villagers’ only game.
With Romeos winning the doubles, they went home 13-5 to the good.
Stratford Montagues’ Paul Vu is the only player to have competed in three matches this season and still remain unbeaten.
He notched a brace in his team’s Division Two clash with Stratford Othellos, before completing another successful evening by partnering Archie Mathers to victory in the doubles.
Mathers also narrowly defeated Seth Warner in a hard-fought contest that went the full distance.
However, he lost out to Robert Tkaczyk as the match finished with Montagues winning 13-6.
Ian Nash and Barry Fulford gave Stratford Hamlets a commanding 15-1 win over Stratford Capulets.
They achieved this with clean sweeps in all six singles contests, with their only setback being the loss of an end in the concluding doubles.
Ashorne won by the same scoreline when they entertained FISSC.
Proceedings began with the clash of the two captains as the hosts’ Steve Bolton took on Neil Mudie, who had triumphed in all their previous encounters over the past three years.
Mudie looked set to maintain this record as he took the first set but Bolton then fought back to win the next three and clinch the game.
Thereafter, it was all Ashorne as Bolton and Roger Pye secured the remaining four contests without reply to go top of Division Two.