ALFABET suffered a shock first defeat of the season in the Chartwell Burton Uxbridge Table Tennis League Premier Division.
The title favourites were amazingly shot down 5-0 by Pop n Rock in their first loss since the winter season started.
Both Adam and Mark Topliss were in great form for Pop n Rock as Andy Heathcote and Liam Burt could muster no more than four ends all night.
However, with only four games remaining, Heathcote and Burt still maintain a healthy nine-point lead, helped by a much more impressive performance against Whackett, where they took all the points in a 5-0 whitewash.
Pop n Rock are now in a three-way fight for second place after just losing out in a terrific tussle with Dynamic Duo.
The Toplisses and Joe Byrne and Sam Mastropietro shared a singles win each, leaving the doubles to decide the match outcome.
And as expected this went all the way before being edged 11-8 by Dynamic Duo in the fifth.
Added to a 4-1 win against Whackett, where Byrne took a maximum and Mastropietro one after going down to Ed Worth, Dynamic Duo now hold a one-point advantage over Pop n Rock.
Just a point further back are Bill, who have a game in hand. They beat Bandits 3-2, with Lewis Acton and Bekki Lycett taking one each plus the doubles.
However, a great performance from Glen Carr to beat both limited Bill’s haul.
Morgan Sykes also produced the goods to remain unbeaten in Mad Muppets’ 4-1 success over No One.
Ed Watchman took No One’s point with an excellent win against Philippa Luxton.
In Division One, Happy Feet have taken over at the top with a pair of 3-2 triumphs. Both matches followed a similar pattern as Torin and Dom Cooper took one each plus the doubles against Dynamo and Ted.
In the former, Andy Pearce proved a stumbling block and in the latter it was Ed Freeman who won both of his.
Cheeky Monkeys came back well from their defeat to Dynamo with a 15-0, 5-0 whitewash of McLaren, both Charlie Kendrick and Mitchell taking maximums.
McLaren were much more competitive against Invincibles as Luke Slater and Matthew Lear both won one.
However, Pat Byrne remained calm and took both his singles plus the doubles with Zach Beene to see his side home.
Beatles had an impressive win against Mr Bean, with Josh Arslan taking all his points. George Lydiate had a busy night as he beat Matthew Insley in five before losing to Tom Swift the same way.
The doubles went to five as well, which Beatles secured to register a 4-1 final score.