Powell leads way with three wins for table-toppers YMCA D

Keith Powell beat all his opponents over three sets each.
Keith Powell beat all his opponents over three sets each.

Unbeaten Castleford, Pontefract and District Table Tennis League leaders YMCA D beat sixth-placed Knottingley A 7-3.

Keith Powell led the way for YMCAD. He showed what a good player he is by beating all his opponents over three sets each.

YMCA D’s Gordon Cooper lost to Alan Yip over five competitive sets but he went on to beat Tim Condon over three sets and Dennis Shaw over four close sets.

Ian Instone won his opening game against Condon over five very close sets but he was beaten in his second game by Shaw and then lost to Yip over three even closer sets, two of which went in Yip’s favour by a two point margin. Cooper and Powell beat Condon and Yip in the doubles over four sets.

YMCA B came out on top 8-2 against C Station B.

Graham Wylie put YMCA B on their way by beating John Wainwright over four sets.

He later defeated Richard Lumb and an unnamed player, both over three sets.

Mark Cambridge went one better by beating all his opponents convincingly over three sets each.

Carl Keegan lost to Wainwright over three sets, and Lumb over five sets but he beat the third unnamed player over three sets.

Keegan and Cambridge combined in the doubles to beat Wainwright and Lumb over four sets.

Knottingley B lost 6-4 to YMCA C despite a great display by David Cooper who defeated all his three opponents.

Cooper overcame John Spedding in four sets, by a margin of six points overall.

Cooper also beat Nigel Brook over four sets by three points and Paul Morris over five very close sets by three points overall.

Cooper’s best performance this season was still not quite enough to give Knottingley B the edge.

His brother, Neil, also beat Spedding over four excellent sets but he lost to Brook over three sets and to Morris over four sets.

Knottingley B’s Robert McNaught was unable to achieve a victory but he played well in losing all of his three games against Spedding, Brook and Morris.

The Cooper brothers were beaten in the doubles.

They lost over over three sets to Spedding and Brook.