Wantage 1 v Didcot 1 (23 January 2018)

Wantage 1
Score
Didcot 1
1
 Robbings, Andrew (177)
0.5 - 0.5
 Gough, Nicholas (186)
2
 Litwiniec, Miroslawa (154)
0 - 1
 Cooper, Bernard (147)
3
 Piggott, Roly (153)
0.5 - 0.5
 Robins, Andrew (143)
4
 Hemmings, Peter (140)
0 - 1
 Ashley, Peter (141)
5
 Spalding, George (119)
0 - 1
 Webb, Andrew (139)
6
 Richards, Simon (117)
0.5 - 0.5
  Duck, Mike (113)
Result
1.5 - 4.5
The team was up against it when Peter and I lost early, in my case to a real drubbing.  Things were better on the other boards.  Simon alone was close to a win for our side but it was a tricky position, and any win hard to find.  Roly was a pawn adrift but fought back to earn a well deserved draw.   On Board 1 , Andy  accepted a draw offer  with the match already lost.   Finally, Mirka was in a drawn queen and pawn ending, but her enemy was the clock  which eventually proved fatal.

Report by George Spalding