" The Wigan A Team, went into this final weekend with a 4 point lead over Formby. All to play for to become Champions. In the previous 3 weekends the team hadn't lost a match, but you could see that this weekend they struggled under the pressure - it's a different pressure when you are favourites !! The first 2 games against Warrington and Formby we lost 5-1, completely wiping out our lead. It certainly wasn't a lack of effort, because this team have the best "never say die" attitude that any of our Junior teams have ever had - they just never give up. The next 3 matches it was back to business and with the pressure released a little bit, they started to play in their free flowing style, to record 2 victories and 1 draw. The game of the day yet again was Clayton against Harry from Halton - Harry took the spoils last time, but Clayton reversed the result this time, in a fantastic 5 set match. Clayton dominating at the end to win 11-2 in the fifth. Eventually it all wasn't enough with us coming Runners up to Formby, who played very well, particularly on this final weekend. Man of the Match - Clayton Overall though it was a fantastic achievement, with some great TT being played over the 4 weekends. Thank you - Clayton, Michael, Hannah and Dale for all your efforts this season."
WIGAN TTC B TEAM
Last weekend saw the final day for the National Junior League.
First up was Hillcourt who have beat us every time by a big margin. That changed as we earned a well deserved draw 3-3, well done Reece, Cameron and Max.
All the other games we fought hard and battled till the end, with the lads playing some really good table tennis with quite a few sets going to 12-10 or even 13-11.
The decision for Man of the match was a really tough decision but it has to go to the player that won the most games, which on this occasion was Reece, after by far the best game of the day against the Ramsbottom number 1. He kept his head, listened to the tips given and came out on top with a 3- 1 win.
In reflection over the season our standard of table tennis has greatly improved in what has proved to be a tough division.
Keep up the hard work lads and next year the results will be better.