New signing Ogi
CROSBY B (30pts) and Crosby A (26pts) are giving the top of Division One an all too familiar look, after convincing 8-2 and 1-9 wins over Crosby D and at Princes St B respectively.
Argyle A (26pts) are in the early mix, this after a good 7-3 derby win over their B team.
Southport A who due to a couple of postponements have only played two matches, made an impression with a fine 3-7 win at an understrength Princes St A.
Southport’s new signing young Ogi Kostov was the pick of the bunch in all round team display, although having taken the singles 1-7, they succumbed in both doubles, strange how that can happen!
Crosby C, after last week’s promising draw against their B team, lost out narrowly 4-6 to Princes St C, but with both sides missing key players, the visitors’ Mike Winder with two wins looked to have settled it.
Unlike the top tier the Second Division is beginning to look an intriguing affair, especially at its summit.
Argyle C (29pts) lead the way as the only unbeaten side, also with a 100 per cent record.
However, they left it very late against Princes St D, where their 6-4 win was clinched by captain Jules Dutch.
Les Dodd with two single victories had given the Argyle outfit the advantage in a ding dong match.
Highlight for the visitors was the welcome return of Karen Gibson who simply started where she left off.
Argyle D (23pts) who were without Nick Miller lost ground on their C team, losing by the same scoreline at Southport B.
Captain Alan Nolan with two wins being the key factor.
Princes St E (20pts) were just too strong for Argyle E, inflicting what looked like a most entertaining maximum win you could get with only two contests being won in three games.
Waterloo A continued their recovery also with a maximum win away to Crosby F, whilst their B team were involved in a tremendous encounter at home to Crosby E.
Waterloo’s Aidan Mooney and the visitors’ Chis Moustaka were the standout performers both with two wins apiece, in a tense 5-5 draw.
At the top of Division Three, Argyle F (29pts) and Argyle H (28pts) looked to have served up a real treat in their clash.
With both sides on 100 per cent, something had to give, and with each side trading blows and the lead throughout, it was just that it ended 5-5, with H team’s Ryan Hesketh clinching the final point.
We called in at The Spinal Unit
Lewis Hible (main image) and (top left clockwise): Gary Hible, Lee Hones, Ian Littlewood, Mark Wilson, Matt Spofforth, Kostya Sinitsa, Lee Nelson