Tuesday, April 18, 2023

'B Team End Season Without A Win

The 'B' team concluded their season with a 2.5 -1.5 defeat at the hands of Crewe 'D' last night, leaving us bottom of the Division 2 table and still without a win, with 4 draws and 6 losses from our 10 matches. Unfortunately, we were without both Jay and Dylan so Phil and Matthew were drafted in as replacements.

We got off to a disastrous start with a massive blunder by Steve on board 2. A piece up after a dubious sacrifice by his opponent, he then overlooked a Knight fork on his King and Queen and promptly resigned. Phil then got us back into the match with a great win on board 3 against an opponent rated 300 points higher. This was followed by a draw from Chris on board 1, leaving the match poised at 1.5 - 1.5 and all eyes on Matthew on board 4. Unfortunately, with his opponents connected Queen side passed pawns on the 6th and 7th rank, and supported by a Rook, there was little he could do and the end came shortly after.

Click here to view the match score card - https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/117656.