FIFTH-placed Hilton A gave Bolton and District Table Tennis League Premier Division leaders Flixton ppong A a run for their money before losing 21-13.

The 13 points Hilton scored is the highest number of points any team has achieved against the leaders so far this season but Flixton’s win was assisted by nine from Pawel Orzechowski.

Second-placed Ramsbottom Town A were able to catch up a little with a full points 27-4 win against 10th-placed Radcliffe TTC, while in third place, Wharton had a 21-13 win over second-bottom Ladybridge A with Dean Walmsley on nine for Wharton.

Flixton ppong B also had a 26-10 success against ninth-placed Little Lever Cricket Club A with nines from Jordon Potts and Keith Deaville.

A mid-table clash between Burning Desire and Coburg A had Coburg just taking it 18-17, helped by a nine from Kyan Chin, while eighth-placed Ramsbottom Town B had the edge over bottom team Hilton B 19-15, assisted by a nine from Brian Clements.

Division One leaders Ramsbottom Town C caused Hilton D in second to have their second loss 26-10 with nines coming from Ramsbottom’s Martin Holt and Robert Bent.

Third-placed Coburg B had a 23-15 win against mid-table Heaton Cricket Club A helped by a nine from Chris Naylor, while a mid-table clash had Hilton E just beating Meadow Ben A 19-14 with Ben’s David Holden putting up resistance with a nine.

Leaders in Division Two, Farnworth Social Circle C, beat eighth-placed Heaton Cricket Club B 21-15 helped by a nine from Ben Wyatt, while second-placed Ramsbottom Town D just lost out 18-17 to fourth-placed Ladybridge B, with a nine for Ladybridge’s John Birchall.

Fifth-placed Meadow Ben B overcame ninth-placed Brass Zone 23-14 with nine coming from Ben’s Mike Heaton.

Seventh-placed Hilton F pipped third-placed Hilton Hawks 16-15 and second bottom Farnworth Social Circle B just beat bottom team Lostock Tennis Club 16-14 with the help of a nine from Martyn Garnett.

In Division Three, Farnworth Social Circle D, who are well ahead of the pack, had a 24-8 victory over eighth-placed Ladybridge C, helped by a nine from Pete Walker.

Second-placed Polonia Club B had a shock defeat against fifth-placed Albany 21-12 with nines coming from David Chadwick and Les Welch, while fourth-placed Hilton G beat mid-table Meadow Ben D due to a nine for Hilton’s Ian Raby.

Mid-table junior team, Hilton I, capitalised on bottom team Meadow Hill Tennis Club with a 22-11 win with nines coming from Shaun Faulkner and Harry Farnworth.

Bolton Hindu Forum had their best result so far this season, despite losing 19-17 to Hilton H with Rob Culf taking a nine for Hilton.