UPDATE (16:52): Liam’s Commonwealth Games medals hunt continues

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A place in the last four awaits Liam Pitchford after his thrilling six game quarter-final clash with Soumyajit Ghosh of India.

Pitchford and Ghosh traded blows and were locked at 2-2 before the Chesterfield ace pulled away in a tense 42-minute match.

England’s Number One kept his nerve to win the final two games to complete a 4-2 win (7-11; 11-7; 9-11; 11-7; 12-10; 11-9).

He will play in the first semi-final against Ning Gao scheduled for 10.50am on Saturday (August 2).

Pitchford is in action again tonight (August 1) at 7.50pm when he partners Paul Drinkhall in the men’s doubles as they go for bronze against Singapore.

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It will be at least silver for England pairing Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho in the mixed doubles.

The duo saw off Singapore’s Jian Zhan and Tianwei Feng 3-2 (12-10; 11-8; 11-13; 6-11; 11-5) in this afternoon’s semi-final.

They will now play fellow England team-mates Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Drinkhall, who saw off Darren Reed and Kelly Sibley in the other semi, in tomorrow’s final, which starts at 1.15pm.

Pitchford competes in the quarter-final of the men’s singles competition at 4pm.

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England’s Liam Pitchford is through to the men’s singles quarter-final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Chesterfield ace will take on Soumyajit Ghosh of India in the second quarter-final contest at 4pm this afternoon (August 1).

Pitchford cruised past Bode Abiodun of Nigeria 4-0 earlier in the day before teaming up with Paul Drinkhall for the men’s doubles semi-final.

The English duo took on Singapore pair Ning Gao and Hu Li in the first semi-final of the day but went down 3-1.

But it is far from the end of the road for the team, who will compete for a bronze medal against another Singapore pairing at 7.50pm.

Pitchford is currently at the table alongside Tin Tin Ho in the mixed doubles, leading Jian Zhan and Tianwei Feng of Singapore 2-0 (12-10; 11-8).

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Chesterfield table tennis ace Liam Pitchford could be in action up to five times today (August 1) at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old continues his assault on the singles title at 10.10am against the experienced Bode Abiodun of Nigeria, who collected bronze in the team event.

Pitchford was part of the England team which took silver and he will pair up with national team-mate Paul Drinkhall at 12noon in the doubles.

The English duo will compete against the Singapore pair Ning Gao and Hu Li in the first semi-final of the day.

Pitchford will be back at the table at 1.40pm in the mixed doubles semi-final with Tin Tin Ho as they take on Singapore.

The quarter-final of the men’s singles is scheduled to take place from 4pm.

And the day concludes with the final matches of the doubles; bronze match (7.50pm) and gold match (8.30pm).