TEENAGER Hugh Idle produced the win of the week in the Isle of Wight Table Tennis League.

Hugh, playing for Ryde Royals, came up against Scott Lawson — top of the player averages — in the Royals’ match against Division 1 leaders, Ryde A.

Lawson, unbeaten in the first half of the season, took the opening set, with Idle, 17, levelling it in a superb match of high quality.

Lawson re-established control by winning the third with ease, 11-2.

At that stage, it looked all over for the young talent.

However, Idle battled back, bringing the fourth set to deuce — then he took the deciding point to take the match into a fifth, deciding set.

The deciding set was a nail-biter, which resulted in Idle winning 11-7 to gain a notable victory —ending Lawson’s impressive unbeaten record.

The match, however, ended 8-2 to Ryde A, which increased their lead at the top of the table.

Newport Vics B and Havenstreet Sleepers had a close match.

Newport missed their top player, Anna Joyce, although her substitute, Trevor Percival, who normally plays in Division 2, performed well to gain victory against Havenstreet’s Dave Rendle.

Brothers Sean and Michael Joyce won two and one respectively, while player of the match, Havenstreet’s Ollie Staniforth, continued his fine form, winning his three singles matches and the doubles, with partner, Dave Rendle, against the Joyce brothers.

The match finished 6-4 to Havenstreet.

At the half-way point of Division 2, Newport Vics C lead the table by 13 points over the Havenstreet Locos, with Freshwater lying third, but with a game in hand — and strong contenders for second place.

In Division 3, there were three 10-0 whitewashes.

The most notable of them was produced by the St Lawrence Lizards, who brought the experienced Ryde Rockets down to earth with a crash, which kept them in second place at the midway point of the season — six points behind Ryde Revellers, but with a game in hand.