Puffins continue to storm the start of the season – Portsmouth Table Tennis League roundup

Dave Woodacre, left, and Richard Billings both won three games as Soberton A beat Emsworth Eagles in the Portsmouth Table Tennis League

A fourth straight win – a 10-0 whiteout from Portsmouth Cobalt – left them with a 38-2 advantage.

Ricky Hensman, Mike James and Brian Greenwood were all unbeaten in their last success.

Phoenix Saturn undermined Avenue Puffins’ hopes with an impressive 8-2 victory as Paul Russell and Richard Stone scored superb hat tricks. Tony Dummer won the only rubber in singles for Dodos, beating Jordi Wiesner.

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Portsmouth Red is second after beating Cowplain Yellow 6-4 with unbeaten Thomas Poynter and Billy Blades.

Knowle Tenacity beat Phoenix Perseus 10-0 to finish fourth as John Cooper, Tony Emberson and Dave McIntosh scored trebles.

The Emsworth Oysters are rooted to the bottom after a 9-1 loss to Soberton B with three apiece from Chris Langdale and Tony Nelson.

Top-flight leaders Generation Platinum beat Knowle Valiant 9-1 with triplets from Adam Hyde and Mike Cooksley.

There was an upset single as Ray Jarratt played superbly to end Tom Chamberlain’s unbeaten record.

Cowplain cocktails are in the mix for honors and caned wrestlers Cowplain Alexandra with trebles for Roger Winkworth and John Taylor. Chris Bone and Chris Corner responded with narrow wins over Kevin Muldowney.

Title favorites Portsmouth Purple beat the Phoenix Satellites 9-1 with maximums from Kane Beale and practical reserve Thomas Poynter.

Soberton A won 9-1 at home over Emsworth Eagles with hat tricks for Richard Billings and Dave Woodacre. Steve Long responded against Pete Woodacre.

Knowle Rovers beat Generation Rhodium 6-4 despite a hat-trick from Mike Rhodes. Rovers won thanks to Kevin Smith (2), Trevor Farrow (2) and Alan Baldwin.

Generation Gold beat Cowplain Emerald 9-1 in Division 3 with triples from Julien Sheldon and William Jayne and Georgios Patrikis in doubles.

Cowplain Magenta Whitewashed Cowplain Crimson with their training of Mike Lee, Bob Shaw and Fred Dowding.

Emsworth Cygnets won 9-1 over Water Black thanks to Samuel Yu (3), Matt Dennison (3) and Amy Jones (2).

Soberton C against Emswoth Pirates finished tied with unbeaten Roy Munday for Soberton against their two opposition from Dwynwen and Richard Stephen.

Eric Palacz was the man of the match with a hat-trick for Portsmouth Azure in their draw with Phoenix Jupiter, while Gilbert and Richard Hodgson responded with suspenders.

Compiled by Robin Plunkett

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