Foresters A win thrilling top of the table clash with Horsham A

The match of the week in the Crawley and Horsham Table Tennis League was a top of the table clash between leaders Foresters and second-placed Horsham A, who were just two points behind.

Horsham had unbeaten Dan Barna in their team and Foresters had unbeaten Adam Todd (Leow), and even though Dan beat Adam in a thrilling game it went to five games with Dan narrowly winning 12-10 to retain his 100 per cent record.

Alex Forshaw also had another five-set thriller against Adam and narrowly lost 13-11 in the fifth game.

Foresters A eventualy ran out 5-4 winners to increase their lead at the top of the table to three points.

Crawley Community A’s convincing 8-1 win over Horsham C helped them close the gap on the top three teams who are attempting to pull away from the rest of the division.

Crawley Community’s new signing Fawzi Yousif grabbed two wins in his first league match for four years but Alan Shipley must have thought that his luck had escaped him, in his first premier match of the season as he went down 6-11, 13–15, 11–13 to Yousif. Graham Carter beat Yousif to give Horsham a point.

Foresters B won 8-2 against Horsham Spinners. Mat van Yperen came very close to his first win of the season against Gordon Hall, taking Gordon to five games.

Foresters number 1 player Dave Steel got the better of The Spinners number 1 Rory Scott to win all three games.

A very close match took place between Trinity A and Foresters C, Trinity just edging it 5-4.

Ben Dewsbury had two five set matches, winning one against Chris Pullinger 15–13 in the fifth but losing the other 11-7 to Brian Risby in the fifth.

Joe Comper improved his average with three wins but Matthew Craig gave Joe a difficult time, narrowly losing in four 6-11, 11–9 , 12–14, 9–11.

Horsham E beat Horsham D 6-3 but the game was a lot closer than the score suggests.

Four matches went to five sets with Horsham E being victorious in three of them. Harry Collins and Chris Vincent both won all three of their games. Whilst Horsham E remain bottom of the league these were six valuable points that take them to within one point of Foresters D.