The Edinburgh & Lothians Table Tennis League reached its final round of regular scheduled fixtures last week with all attention on the Division Two title decider between Penicuik’s 2nd and 3rd teams.
James Wighton, Gary Mcdougall and Abby Wighton of Penicuik 3, were two points clear of Clive Liddiard, Brian Bailey and Tony Brentnall and knew that they needed at least a draw to finish at the top of the division.
However, with a better game difference, Penicuik 2 knew that a win would give them the title.
The scene was set for what would turn out to be an extremely tense and exciting end to the regular season.
Abby gave the 3rd team the perfect start by defeating Tony 3-1 before Clive pulled the scores level by defeating James.
The 3rd team then retook the lead when Gary defeated Brian only for the match to be levelled again when Clive defeated Abby in four ends.
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