MARTIN LOWE and Lennart Lukosch steered leaders Coneysthorpe 'A' 7-3 to an 8-2 victory over York RI 'B' in division one of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League.

Champions Topspin York 'A' beat Shiyi Ling 'B' 8-2, although Tom Thorp and Arthur Sorley picked up shock wins over Adam Ridley.

A treble from Calum Goodwin could not prevent University 'A' losing 6-4 to Coneysthorpe 'B', while Shiyi Ling 'A' edged a close encounter with Topspin York 'B' 6-4.

Division two leaders Clarence C defeated York RI 'D' 6-4 thanks to an unbeaten effort from Graham Hatfield.

A maximum haul from Gary Bunce was not enough for Clarence 'D' to avoid defeat as they fell 6-4 to Poppleton.

Chris Maude and Paul Seeking were in form as Clarence 'E' thrashed University 'B' 9-1 although the students bounced back in style later in the week as Frank Feng and Doug Muirhead were undefeated in a 7-3 victory over an under-strength Ryedale 'A'.

Braces from Rich Harrison and Richard Ingleby allowed Bootham 'B' to see off a determined Wigginton & Haxby 'A' 6-4 with John McLaughlin and Paul Halmshaw each posting two wins for the villagers.

An excellent victory for Alex Kirk over the experienced Ian Hilton was the highlight as York RI 'C' defeated Bootham 'A' 6-4.

In division three, Wigginton & Haxby 'B' continued their excellent start as they cruised to an 8-2 triumph over BT 'A' with Sam Crutchley and Mark Hodgson leading the way.

A fine treble from Mike Surtees was not enough to prevent Strensall 'B' edging a close match against Shepherds 'B' 6-4.

York RI 'E' beat a two-man South Bank 8-2 and a treble from Andrea Potter allowed York RI 'F' to secure a 5-5 draw with University 'C'.

A maximum from Ed Wardman was decisive at Ryedale 'B' defeated Clarence 'F' 6-4, and Ryan Jowsey starred as Shiyi Ling 'C' beat BT 'B' by the same margin. Three wins from debutant Daria Golubova helped University 'C' draw 5-5 with York RI 'E'.

In division four, Wigginton & Haxby 'D's Andrew Male, Clive Pottage and Steve Cameron took advantage of their 'C' team having a week off by replacing them at the top of the table thanks to a whitewash of Shiyi Ling 'D'.

University 'D' made it successive victories as captain Kieran Podbury led them to a 7-3 win over Clarence 'H', and Tony Fairburn starred as Wigginton & Haxby 'E' defeated York RI 'G' 6-4.