Cowley Workers 2 v Wantage 2 (22 February 2016)

Cowley Workers 2
Score
Wantage 2
1
 Riley, Adrian K (122)
0 - 1
 Brown, Gordon D (119)
2
 Ilic, Stevo (110)
0.5 - 0.5
 Spalding, George H (112)
3
 Jackson, William J (98)
0 - 1
 Booker, Julian (98)
4
 Coleman, Michael C (112)
0.5 - 0.5
 Mills, Matt (92)
5
 Miller, David H (59)
0 - 1
 Thompson, Steven (80)
6
 Buckland, David AS (81)
1 - 0
 default
Result
2 - 4
Gordon continued with his run of wins for the second team against his opponent fairly swiftly, as did Steve on board 5.

Board 2 was a see-saw, with George losing material to then regain it, and eventually agree a draw.

Julian had a good position on 3, and swiftly finished the game after his opponent blundered a piece.

I once again had a fairly strong position, but was unable to make any use of it, and my opponent was gradually able to bring it back. Ultimately we were both pursuing perpetual check and agreed a draw.

Finally on 5 Steve was able to quickly defeat his opponent. From what I saw he was ahead pretty much from the off and maintained a strong position for a relatively straight forward checkmate. On a personal note, Steve went in for his hip replacement on Tuesday, so we wish him a speedy recovery!

Report by Matt Mills