TOPSPIN A retained their 100 per cent winning record in the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League with a narrow 6-4 victory over University A.

The division one leaders needed a treble from Rob Owen to edge the narrow encounter and remain top of the tree.

Their margin now stands at 18 points after they cruised to an 8-2 win over York RI B primarily thanks to the top form of John Wooldridge.

Bootham A emerged triumphant in the crunch relegation battle, as Ian Hilton and Gareth Bryning excelled in a 7-3 victory over York RI C.

Despite three wins from Filip Wojtkowiak, York RI A had to settle for a 5-5 draw with University A.

Three wins from Joel Wright was the highlight as Coneysthorpe B and Topspin B shared the spoils in a 5-5 draw.

Calum Goodwin and Martin Lowe were too strong as Coneysthorpe A defeated Shiyi Ling B 8-2 whilst Shiyi Ling A and Clarence B drew 5-5 with player of the match Aidan Ranftler unbeaten.

Elsewhere, Clarence B whitewashed previously unbeaten York RI D 10-0 to underline their domination of division two.

A maiden second-tier treble from Richard Collyer was the highlight as Clarence D stunned Bootham B with a superb 7-3 victory.

Josh Bramley was again unbeaten although his York RI E had to settle for a 5-5draw against Ryedale A whist John McLaughlin and Mark Hodgson were untroubled as Wigginton A thrashed Shepherds A 9-1.

Strensall picked up their first victory of the season as Dave Hough starred in an 8-2 win over Topspin C and a treble from Mike Connolly allowed University B to snatch a 5-5 draw against Clarence C.

The third division pacesetters York RI F beat Shepherds B 7-3 with in-form Marcin Ziolek undefeated while Keith Elsegood showed the way as second placed Clarence E recorded a regulation 8-2 victory over Wigginton B.

A maximum from student Zachary Beene proved decisive as University C edged out Wigginton C 6-4 and Tom Lines was too good as Clarence F beat BT B 8-2.

Struggling York RI G had no answers to Ed Warman and Andy Paton and they suffered a 7-3 reversal against Ryedale B.

Division four leaders Wigginton D had to work hard to defeat their E team 7-3. Shiyi Ling D whitewashed University D 10-0 to move level with them at the top of the table.

Shiyi Ling E thrashed Clarence J 9-1 whilst a maximum from Nigel Baker was the highlight as Shepherds C and Clarence H ended honours even in a 5-5 draw.

Don Horsley showed his class with three wins as York RI H and Clarence G drew 5-5 whilst Greg Westbury and Stephen Jenkins led Clarence I to an 8-2 win over Topspin D.