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Possums clean up

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June 16, 2017

After a disappointing loss in their first-round clash, a fired-up Possums unit clawed its way back to the winners’ list with an emphatic victory over Taipans.

Last week in round two of the Benalla Table Tennis Club’s A-grade Winter Pennant Competition, Possums cleaned up Taipans 5-0 to regain its lost dominance.

Cooper Irwin and Carol Perry showed their opponents no mercy, and played brilliant table tennis to win all matches in style.

Meanwhile, Kookaburras caused a major upset to edge out the highly fancied Rosellas, showing their class to hold on for a tight 3-2 victory.

Brian Harrington bounced back to his best form, outplaying Adrian Squires to account for both singles in a superb display.

Harrington was supported by Gavan Crothers in his comeback match after a few years out of the sport.

Crothers showed he had lost no talent when he won the deciding singles 18-21, 21-16, 21-19 to seal the victory.

John Bajada was in great form to lead Owls to a hard fought 4-1 victory over Plovers. He won both singles with teammate Steve McCallum playing well to chip in for one.

Ashley Duns was also in top form to lead Wallabies to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Echidnas in a high-standard affair.

He produced some amazing rallies to account for both singles, with Brian Perry back in form with a singles win.

They then took out the doubles in straight sets to seal the win.

B-grade

Pauline Hooper was in exceptional form to take Frogs to a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Wombats. She played aggressively to account for both singles in tough match ups.

In another close encounter, Gliders just lasted to overcome Bullants for a solid 3-2 victory.

Richard Morton was outstanding, winning both singles in tough matches to guide his team to victory.

A determined Ray Grant led Numbats to a hard-fought 4-1 victory over Redbacks in a skilful display. He was at his best to account for both singles in tense clashes.

An impressive performance from Chris Lee gave Mozzies the edge over Eagles in their clash, going on to an impressive 4-1 victory. He played with purpose to win both singles in style.

C-grade

James Young dominated in Doves 4-1 victory over Magpies. The talented player was at his best, playing brilliantly to account for both singles in a fine display.

Crickets had to fight hard for their 4-1 victory over a determined Hawks outfit.

Heather Crawford was outstanding, playing convincingly to win both singles in a great performance.

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