Oxford City 3 v Wantage 1 (13 February 2017)

Oxford City 3
Score
Wantage 1
1
  King, Tim J (136)
0 - 1
 Litwiniec, Miroslawa (152)
2
 Brindley, Malcolm (125)
1 - 0
 Piggott, Roly (152)
3
 Creasey, Mark (125)
0.5 - 0.5
 Langham, Rod (141)
4
 Rodriguez-Bachiller, A (94)
0 - 1
 Hemmings, Peter (131)
5
 de La Motte, Saik (-)
0 - 1
 Richards, Simon (123)
6
 Luke, John (74)
0 - 1
 Brown, Gordon (115)
Result
1.5 - 4.5
The first team won its away match against City3 last night, mainly due to the bottom half of the team, where Peter, Simon and Gordon all won.  Together with Rod's draw on board 3, this secured the match, leaving Mirka and me locked in fierce battles; Mirka eventually emerged with a win but I failed to break through my opponent's determined defence and ended up losing on time in a tricky and probably already lost endgame.  My unsuccessful efforts first to win and then to save my game left me no time to follow the other games, so sadly I cannot give a more detailed report. 

Our 4.5 - 1.5 victory leaves City3 anchored at the bottom of the table with 1 point from 10 matches, while we sit comfortably in 4th place with 11 points from 9 matches.

Report by Roly Piggott