Last night saw the B team host Alsager A in a NSDCA Division 3 match. The visitors were hoping to gain top spot in the division with our team languishing 2nd bottom of the division. Doug Barnett completed a typical swash-buckling win on board 2, before Martin Gill won the skippers battle on board 3 to put us 2-0 in the lead. Nigel Gardner produced the result of the night taking a draw against his 105 grade opponent to ensure the B team were home and hosed before the Board 1 game was settled. A superb game developed as Karl Lockett put the pressure on for the hosts. A missed opportunity from Karl allowed John Booth to emerge a pawn up in a Knight and pawns ending, which was too strong to be stopped. The final score was 2.5-1.5 for our Bees, who have belatedly hit some form but much too late to retain their division 3 champion status of last season.
Full details are available on the link below to the NSDCA website.