Sugar’s hopes are conquered

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BURY ST EDMUNDS AND DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

BURY Conquerors kept themselves in touch with Division One leaders British Sugar with a victory at Sugar.

They got off to a good start when Joe Easdown played in a controlled manner to beat Phil Sinclair 11-13, 11-8, 11-3, 13-11.

Dominic Melero squared the match by overcoming Matt Easdown 12-10, 11-2, 11-5 but Andy Dosher put Conquerors ahead again with an 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 win over Mark James.

Melero fought back for Sugar by beating Joe Easdown 11-9, 11-3, 11-8 but Conquerors forged ahead when Dosher beat Sinclair 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6 and Melero 12-10, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5.

Matt Easdown’s 9-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-3 win over James, meant Sugar trailed 5-2 in the match.

However, the Sugar side refused to buckle and wins by James over Joe Easdown 11-3, 11-5, 11-13, 11-6 and Sinclair over Matt Easdown 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 13-11 gave them a chance of snatching a draw by winning the doubles.

This proved to be the tightest contest of the evening, with James and Melero taking two of the first three legs 11-9, 6-11, 11-9.

At this stage, they looked favourites but Dosher and Matt Easdown edged through, taking the final legs 13-11, 12-10 to give Conquerors a 6-4 win.