Wantage 2 v Bicester 2 (1 December 2015)

Wantage 2
Score
Bicester 2
1
 Booker, Julian (103)
0 - 1
 Earl, Chris (112)
2
 Mills, Matt (90)
1 - 0
 Hartmann, Per (97)
3
 Mahon, Paul (88)
0 - 1
 Bourliakas, Stephi (52)
4
 Thompson, Steve (85)
1 - 0
 Bourliakas, Sally (30)
5
 Leake, John (85)
1 - 0
 Howells, William ( )
6
 Cordon, Ray (83)
1 - 0
 Howells, Paul ( )
Result
4 - 2
ICheery news for the Club last as the Second Team recorded it first league win of the season. Let's start with Ray, who has had a rotten start to this year.  On this occasion though, his opponent made error after error when facing the Ruy Lopez, so Ray had a win at last to celebrate.   Other winners were John, Matt and Steve who all played very well.  John has in fact won all three ties he has played for the team, and Matt also has a good record.  It looked like another win was coming, as Paul was a knight ahead  but he underestimated the strength of an enemy pawn and went down.  Julian had to face a tough assignment on top board; even in Division 4, this always seems to be the case, and was eventually battling the exchange down.  So 4 - 2 it was and the team go up towards mid-table.
 
Report by George Spalding