Father and son shine in North Devon Table Tennis League
THE FATHER and son Taylor team from Torrington A remain on course to complete the North Devon League season unbeaten.
Dad Kevin and his boy Ben had maximums again as Torrington beat under-strength Holsworthy A.
It was a 12th win out of 12 for Torrington at the top of the first division.
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Holsworthy, third from bottom, must keep an eye on Castle Knights and Balls of Fury who are both scoring points.
The bottom two met in a close game, with six of the sets going to the distance.
Wim Faassen secured the win with a treble for Fury, for whom Marcus Berry, newly arrived from Bristol, made his debut and won a useful two points.
There was nothing between Misfits and Smugglers who are battling for the runners-up spot and drew 5-5.
Mathew Thomas's treble was countered by a good team performance from Misfits.
Top played bottom in the second division with Hopefuls running out easy 9-1 winners over Torrington B and regaining first place from Hartland.
Hartland's recent run of form was halted by a 5-5 draw with Herons.
Alan Briggs won all three but it was not enough to stop Herons being held to a draw for the fourth time in this campaign.
Rod Thomas scored his first triple in four seasons as Mad Batters won 7-3 against Littleham.
Holsworthy B were a player short and Dolphins took advantage, winning 7-3, although Gerard O'Boyle scored two for Holsworthy in only his second game of the season.