Wantage 1 v Cowley Workers 1 (10 November 2015)

Wantage 1
Score
Cowley Workers 1
1
 Piggott, Roly (151)
0.5 - 0.5
 Willis, Graham (132)
2
 Ashford, Martin E (144)
1 - 0
 Courouble, John (116)
3
 Bekris, Nicolas (140)
1 - 0
 Riley, Adrian K (120)
4
 Brown, Gordon (133)
0 - 1
 Malek, John (122)
5
 Richards, Simon A (129)
0 - 1
 Colebrook, Martyn (111)
6
 Spalding, George H (115)
1 - 0
 Palienkiewicz, Pavel ( )
Result
3.5 - 2.5
The First Team got a win when it really mattered, albeit by the narrowest of margins.
 
Martin got us off to a good start with a quick win. Nicolas added to this before too long. My own win gave the side a 3 - 0 lead. However, any thoughts of an easy victory were dispelled when our visitors hit back on Boards 4 and 5 by reaching endings a pawn ahead. We were thus dependent on top board Roly, who said he had had a slightly inferior postion most of the game. However, he held out for the draw that put us over the top. Despite the closeness of the result, a win is a win, and will put us in good heart for some tough challenges before Christmas
 
Report by George Spalding