Whitchurch Vets knew they needed a win to guarantee second spot in the league from the match at Petersfield. Dave Hicks at three was quickly 2-0 down again but this time was unable to reproduce his heroic comeback of the last match, losing 3-0.

Captain Rob King led from the front playing like a man possessed only allowing his opponent ten points in an exemplary 3-0 win to set up the victory of Erdogan Ince.

Despite the importance of the occasion and the pre match hype Erdogan was sluggish around the court and making mistakes to fall behind 2-0.

Captain Rob, despite being exasperated, explained clearly that the season of 18 matches rested on his shoulders which seemed to have the desired effect as Ince fought back to win the next three games for a much needed victory as Whitchurch win promotion by a point.

Whitchurch Finals Night is on Friday May 16 and spectators are welcome.