Wantage 1 v Witney 1 (28 November 2017)

Wantage 1
Score
Witney 1
1
 Litwiniec, Miroslawa (154)
0 - 1
 Asenov, Pavel (210)
2
 Hemmings, Peter (140)
1 - 0
 Truran, Mike (206)
3
 Ashford Martin (139)
0 - 1
 Hackett, Dave (197)
4
 Morris, Stephen (120)
0 - 1
 Headlong, Timothy (188)
5
 Brown, Gordon (119)
0.5 - 0.5
 Holton, Jake (170)
6
 Richard, Simon (117)
0 - 1
 Gentry, Alan (144)
Result
1.5 - 4.5
As you can see. we had to face just about as strong a team as they could field against us, even though we had a good team to tackle them. 

Peter was our star with yet another win in his great run, winning Mikes queen.

In his first outing for us in this season, Gordon  came up with a draw.  Ahead by two pawns in an ending he might have been a win, but his opponent played stubbornly and saved the day. 

It was tough for the rest of the team. Mirka has had to face the best in Division 1 in four games with Black in a row.  Stephen got snarled up and resigned after losing a piece with no prospect of counter-play. I thought Simon might get something from his game, but a tactic misfired.


Report by George Spalding and Stephen Morris