Wantage 2 v Witney 5 (1 March 2016)

Wantage 2
Score
Witney 5
1
 Richards, Simon A (123)
0 - 1
 Soanes, Joshua (76)
2
 Booker, Julian (98)
1 - 0
 Deakin, Thomas (98)
3
 Mills, Matt (92)
1 - 0
 Beneat, Frederick (70)
4
 Leake, John (87)
1 - 0
 Rayney, Hugo ( )
5
 Stubberfield, Derek (7)
0.5 - 0.5
 Frost, Oliver ( )
6
 Kachkanov, Slava ( )
1 - 0
 Gilders, Khalil ( )
Result
4.5 - 1.5
The first point was scored by Slava early on, and this is his first point for the team, so congratulations there. From the little I saw of this game Slava seemed to be in control from the start.

Derek lost a rook early on in a fork, but was able to regain material and more during the game. I didn't catch the ending, but his opponent was able to force stalemate behind an advanced pawn on a corner square.

John looked to get material advantage early on and checkmated his opponent in a rook/knight ending.

My opponent lost a bishop for a pawn, and perhaps ill-advisedly swapped queens in the endgame. With 4 pawns vs 2 and a bishop I was never too worried.

Julian won the exchange with a check and a well placed bishop, and was able to mop up the opponents pieces slowly until he resigned.

Unfortunately I didn't see any of the late stages of Simons game, but he was 2 rooks down and resigned.

 
Report by Matt Mills