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Drinkhall out of Table Tennis Men's Singles

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has been knocked out of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, was beaten 11-7, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6 (4-1) by India's Saratha Kamal Achanta at the Quarter-Final stage.

But Drinkhall will be back in action in the Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match.

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Drinkhall edges out Reed in Mixed Doubles semi-final

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Paul Drinkhall (right) and his wife Joanna Drinkhall are into the final of the Mixed Doubles Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is now guaranteed a silver medal in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Northallerton's Daniel Reed and Kelly Sibley 3-2 in a tense Semi-Final match in Glasgow.

The Drinkhall's won Game One 11-5, before Reed and Sibley levelled the match and then went 2-1 up in Game Three. But it was once again level at 2-2 in Game Four, before the Drinkhall's went on to clinch the final Game 11-8.

The result means Paul and Joanna Drinkhall face Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho in an all-England Gold Medal Match. While Reed and Sibley will face Singapore in the Bronze match.

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Drinkhall goes through to Men's Singles Quarter-Finals

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Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, is through to the Men's Singles Quarter-Finals Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paul Drinkhall has progressed to the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, qualified after beating Ryan Jenkins of Wales 4-0 in the Third Round.

The Men's Singles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.

Drinkhall into Men's Doubles Semi Finals

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall has earned his second Semi-Final spot in a matter of hours after progressing in the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his partner Liam Pitchford overcame Nigeria 3-2 in the Quarter-Finals. It came less an hour after Drinkhall and his wife Joanna qualified for the Semi-Finals of the Mixed Doubles event.

However, Northallerton's Daniel Reed is out of the Men's Doubles after he and Sam Walker were beaten 3-1 by India in the Quarter-Finals.

Drinkhall and Reed into Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals

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Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, has qualified for the Men's Doubles Quarter-Finals Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Paul Drinkhall and Daniel Reed have both qualified for the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Doubles.

Drinkhall, from Loftus, and Liam Pitchford beat Australia 3-1 in the Third Round. Whilst Reed, from Northallerton, and Sam Walker recorded a comfortable 3-0 win over Scotland.

The pair will be back in action later today. Drinkhall and Pitchford face Nigeria, Reed and Walker take on India. Both matches start at 4pm.

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