STAWELL - Sfida has put a stop to North Face's unbeaten run in round 11 of the Stawell Racquetball Association on Monday night.
A vital game from sub Denis Monaghan against Matt Monaghan guided Sfida to the victory.
If not for Denis' game, the team wouldn't have been so fortunate with North Face getting the better in the points tally.
Gavin Orr asserted his dominance in the first of two losses handed to Damien Dowling and Judy McNeight bettered her performance in the second game with a win over sub Tracy Ranton.
For North Face the undefeated Sharon Trimble was as cool, calm and collected as ever with a win over Nicole Dixon.
Spalding extended its lead at the top of the competition table with a convincing win over Nike.
David Kaczynski was too strong for Claire Monaghan, Dustin Barry held on to defeat Denis Monaghan in three games and in the tightest of the battles Rachel Troeth got the better of Tracy Ranton after three games as well.
Winston Grant secured the only rubber for Nike, overcoming another deciding game challenge from Steph Walker.
The other two match-ups were incredibly tight with single digits deciding the wins.
In the closest of the two, Everlast downed Asics by just four points 2-4-134 to 2-4-130.
Jo Orr and Andrew Nashed both held their opponents well to secure wins for Everlast, while Asics sub Dustin Barry turned the tables on Ben Wallace after last week's defeat and Roxanne Moos was too strong for Kathy McClintock.
Puma produced a rare win with victory over the well placed Adidas.
Jason Hosemans led the way with a comfortable win over Sean Arnfield and Tiny Smith was too good for Marcelo Sanchez.
For the losing side Daniel Gurney and David Coe played to their grade to better their opponents.
The win lifts Puma from the bottom of the ladder, where Fila now sits after it sat out the week with the bye.
Results (October 14):
EVERLAST 2-4-134 def ASICS 2-4-130
J Orr 1-2-42 def D Dowling (sub) 0-0-25; B Wallace 0-0-29 lost to D Barry (sub) 1-2-42; A Nashed 1-2-42 def S Monaghan 0-0-21; K McClintock 0-0-21 lost to R Moos 1-2-42.
PUMA 2-4-141 def ADIDAS 2-4-136
J Hosemans 1-2-42 def S Arnfield 0-0-30; L Farrell 0-0-28 lost to D Coe 1-2-42; T Smith 1-2-42 def M Sanchez 0-0-22; S Hateley 0-0-29 lost to D Gurney 1-2-42.
SPALDING 3-7-199 def NIKE 1-4-177
D Kaczynski 1-2-42 def C Monaghan 0-0-26; D Barry 1-2-61 def D Monaghan 0-1-37; R Troeth 1-2-53 def T Ranton 0-1-56; S Walker 0-1-43 lost to W Grant 1-2-58.
SFIDA 2-5-136 def NORTH FACE 2-4-150
G Orr 1-2-42 def D Dowling 0-0-28; D Monaghan (sub) 0-1-37 lost to M Monaghan 1-2-56; J McNeight 1-2-42 def T Ranton (sub) 0-0-24; N Dixon 0-0-15 lost to S Trimble 1-2-42.
Ladder (After round 11): Spalding 45 (points), 114.26 (%); North Face 38, 112.66; Sfida 37, 102.97; Adidas 36, 107.06; Everlast 34, 97.18; Nike 30, 99.39; Asics 25, 97.02; Puma 21, 83.40; Fila 20, 88.00.