DEFENDING champions Topspin A showed their intentions for more silverware this season with a dominant victory in the Red Goat York & & District table tennis league.

They showed no mercy as they thrashed Shiyi Ling B 10-0 in division one.

Topspin B also recorded a 10-0 whitewash victory with Nathan Taylor, Will Whattam and Adam Ridley proving too good against newly-promoted Bootham B.

Martin Lowe was on top form as Coneysthorpe A beat York RI A 7-3 whilst trebles from Ryan Hood and Mikey Arnold underpinned Shiyi Ling A’s 7-3 victory over a battling York RI C.

York RI B edged a close encounter against Coneysthorpe B 6-4 thanks to braces from Rich Crowther and Nathan Horsley.

In the division two, a maximum from Ian Williams was the highlight as Shepherds A and Ryedale A shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw.

Graham Hatfield and Alfie Potter were unbeaten as Clarence B crushed their C team 9-1.

A fine treble from Mark Hodgson could not prevent York RI D making it successive wins as they defeated Wigginton A 6-4 whilst a maximum from 14 year-old York debutant Josh Bramley allowed York RI E to prevail 7-3 against Topspin C.

Richard Collyer and Chris Maude posted braces as Clarence D finally saw off Strensall 6-4 for whom Simon Prins picked up two wins despite the loss.

In division three, Bob Young showed his class as Clarence E recorded a 7-3 victory over Shepherds B and Shiyi Ling C beat Ryedale B 10-0.

Ian Oxborough and Rich Bayliss were unbeaten as Wigginton C derailed York RI G 9-1.

Paul Lodder and Bob Fitzsimmons starred as Clarence F beat Wigginton B by the same scoreline.

Adam Stone recorded three wins as York RI F recorded an impressive 8-2 victory versus BT A.

In the fourth division, Tony Fairburn and Russ Broadbent were too good as Wigginton D strolled to a 9-1 triumph over Shepherds C whilst veteran John Hughes remained unbeaten as Shiyi Ling D cruised to an 8-2 win over Wigginton E.

Clarence I secured their maiden victory as a Stephen Jenkins treble helped them secure a 6-4 victory over York RI H.

Two wins from Janet Patman was the highlight as Shiyi Ling E beat a depleted Topspin D 7-3 whilst Russ Scott and Patrick Hough starred as Clarence G overcame their H team by the same margin.