Morpeth kids net final slot

PUBLISHED: 15:49 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 11:07 13 July 2010

TWO table tennis teams from Morpeth School in Bethnal Green are celebrating after qualifying for the England Schools National Team Finals. Morpeth girls under-16 team, consisting of Sally Hoang, Shazmina Yasmin, Chantal Wilson and Majada Yasmin overpowe

TWO table tennis teams from Morpeth School in Bethnal Green are celebrating after qualifying for the England Schools National Team Finals.

Morpeth girls' under-16 team, consisting of Sally Hoang, Shazmina Yasmin, Chantal Wilson and Majada Yasmin overpowered Kettering's Southfields School 6-2, Coventry's Woodway Park 8-0 and Ilfracombe Arts College, from Devon, 6-2, with both Wilson and Yasmin remaining undefeated throughout the day, winning six out of six matches each!

Morpeth's under-13 team (Sayeeda Anjum Miah, Harriet Taylor, Priya Chawla and Sarah Fox) were also too strong for Southfields School, beating them 8-0 but the second match against Blackminster (Worcestershire) proved more difficult.

With Morpeth leading 4-3 it was all down to much improved Sarah Fox to win the match and book them a place in the finals and she did not disappoint, showing that she can play under extreme pressure by winning the deciding match 3-0.

Grant Solder, former England International player and Morpeth School coach said "This is a fantastic achievement for Morpeth to have two teams in the England finals.

"The girls have a great hard-working attitude and have been training for up to 12 hours each week for the last year, and fully deserve this success.

"Our boys have made the England Schools Finals twice before, winning a Silver medal each time, so let's hope our girls can go one better."

l Also at the weekend, Morpeth School took a squad of players to compete in the Essex Open competition in Harlow and there were some excellent performances from the pupils.

Ashley Facey Thompson showed what a talented player he is by reaching the finals of the under-13 boys singles.

Despite racing into a 2-0 lead, he was unfortunate to end up losing the match 3-2.

Meanwhile, Sayeeda Anjum Miah reached the semi-finals of the under-13 girls singles before losing to the eventual winner.

Joshua James also put in a strong performance to reach the semi-finals of the under-15 boys singles before he too lost to the eventual winner.

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