England’s table tennis team fight back to beat Greece at Euros

Paul Drinkhall

Drinkhall narrowly missed out on reaching the quarter-finals at Rio 2016

England fought from 2-0 down to defeat Greece 3-2 in their opening European Championships qualifier in Stoke.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Paul Drinkhall beat Konstantinos Papageorgiou 3-2 in the deciding match to seal the victory.

Earlier, Sam Walker beat Ioannis Sgouropoulos after saving two match points in the fifth game.

Both Drinkhall and Pitchford lost their opening matches but turned the tables on the Greeks in their second matches.

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