Monday, November 25, 2019

Victory for the A Team

Earlier this evening our A Team beat Crewe A 3-2. All the games were decisive with victories for Petru, Steve and Julian, all of whom were facing higher graded opponents.

With Gerald and Ray missing from the team we looked to be facing an uphill battle. However, Julian got us off the mark with an early win on board 5, followed by a terrific win by Petru on board 1 against an opponent who had beaten him on their two previous meetings. Steve then followed up with a win on board 4 to put us in an unassailable 3-0 lead. Unfortunately, Glyn got into time trouble on board 3 whilst a pawn up and succumbed to the clock. Kas was the last to finish on board 2 and was down by a Queen and Knight against a Rook and the inevitable loss ensued.

This was our first Division 1 win of the season and lifted us off the foot of the table at the expense of our opponents.

Click here for match card.