Sible Hedingham took a major stride towards saving their First Division status in the Braintree Table Tennis League when they recorded a stunning 8-2 win over Black Notley A, a team 21 points ahead of them.
Hedingham were boosted by the inclusion of Richard Jennings, for his eighth game of the season, but it was team regular Mark Brown, who has not missed a match, who caught the eye with three wins.
He had to work hard to overcome Gordon Fairchild in five games, got the better of reserve Guy McKenzie in three straight games and finally dealt with Chris Parr in four.
Jennings also won three — he won twice in straight games, but was stretched to five by Parr.
Roy Hooper chipped in with a win over Fairchild and he and Brown won the doubles without dropping a game.
It was Hedingham’s second win in a row, after success the previous week against Rayne B and it takes them six points clear of Rayne C, who lost 7-3 to Liberal B.
At the top of the division, Earls Colne-based Netts Argyle pulled level with Rayne A in second place after a 7-3 win over Rayne D in which Paul Davison and Kevin Gowlett were unbeaten.