The 7-3 scoreline might have suggested an easy victory for Lodgers H in Division Two of the Boston and District Table Tennis League, but with six games going the full distance, Graves Park Nomads showed that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Simon Raistrick won his three, with Scott Raistrick (two) and Gavin Read (one) adding support. Gary Hall, Walt Bridges and Alan Davy won one each for the Nomads.
The Nomads were brought back down to earth with a bump when they played a strong Sibsey C team.
Dave Smith, Roger Hooten and Chris Cooke claimed a 10-0 victory.
Graves Park D showed real quality as they beat Lodgers D 9-1, Tony Kime saving the whitewash with a splendid straight sets win over Mat Lilley.
However, Paul Matschull and Dave Walters were too strong.
Sibsey A won 8-2 at Belchford with Neil Snaith and Fred Calvert both winning their three. Phil Coote could only win one, beating Brian Todd but losing to Andrew Pocklington and Simon Ellis.
Honours were even when Sibsey A hosted Lodgers C.
Vic Clements emerged the most successful, winning his three, although both Neil Snaith and Fred Calvert took him to five sets.
David Kime beat Neil and Fred, but went down in three straight sets to Phil Coote.
With Neil and Fred contesting the doubles against Vic and David, a close encounter was guaranteed, and that it was, four tight ends needed for Sibsey to secure the win.
In Division One, Stickney beat Graves Park 8-2 and Graves park B lost 9-1 at home to Wrangle A.