However, play in Division One of the Dundee & District League was of a more serious nature when Prefects welcomed Forthill’s Rockets to the Victory Memorial Hall. With the target of keeping ahead of Rockets in the league table, Michael Hahn and Howard Lee proved well up to the task. Michael scored a hat-trick of singles wins, Howard produced possibly his best result of the season in taking the scalp of David Sim and they added the doubles to give a 5-5 draw which maintains their points differential.
On the second table in the hall, New Kids were unable to match their club mates. Against Viscounts from Mylnefield, the two Ians (Smith and Brumwell) playing alongside Kong Wan pressed hard to force five five-setters but as happened the previous week, the Kids could not convert any of the close encounters into a win.
On the following evening, Truants and Swots met in a derby for the first time. Bragging rights on the night went decisively to Truants. Alain Leger must have been particularly delighted with his form in joining Sascha Roschy in winning all his matches, with Knut Radmer chipping in a win too. Emma Bissett and Ian Smith each beat Knut to put a couple of points on the scoreboard for Swots. As the half-way stage in season approaches it is increasingly looking like Swots and New Kids are in a relegation dogfight in Division 2.
In Division Three, Prospects travelled over to Broughty Ferry for a tie with Duffers which swung back and forwards. A win and a loss each from Sandy Pearson, Neil Lea and Ian Brumwell meant that the doubles was to prove pivotal and when it and the following singles were lost, it was a big ask for the St Andrews side to pull back the last two encounters of the evening. Sandy gave it his best shot, pulling the score back to 4-5 but Rich McLaren had too much in the tank for Neil and Prospects had to be content with the four points.