Wantage 1 v Oxford University 2 (16 February 2016)

Wantage 1
Score
Oxford University 2
1
 Piggott, Roly (150)
0 - 1
 Fanning, Matther (168)
2
 Ashford, Martin E (148)
0 - 1
 Kozera, Aleksandra (163)
3
 Hemming, Peter (141)
0 - 1
 West, Michael (138)
4
 Morris, Stephen (137)
1 - 0
 Henbest, Kevin B (130)
5
 Brown, Gordon (119)
0 - 1
 Perelli, Guiseppe ( )
6
 Spalding, George H (112)
0 - 1
 Chivers, Aiden ( )
Result
1 - 5
Your writer has certainly gone off the boil in a big way with a lost position in about 10 moves. Other team members joined me sooner or later, but with much more honour. Gordon lost material; Peter fell a pawn down in a queen and pawn ending; Roly was up against a strong passed pawn; Martin lost for the first time this season.

Our lone success was Stephen who set his opponent all sorts of problems, and gathered increasing amounts of material advantage. Our opponents top Division 2 at present.

We certainly cannot afford any slip ups in our next match in three weeks time on Monday 7th March against relegation rivals Cowley Workers 2
 
Report by George Spalding