E Team finish season with a draw

Wednesday saw the final match of the NSDCA league season take place with the Division 5 re-arranged match between our E team and Cheddleton’s youthful I team who were sharing bottom rung on the league ladder.

A below normal strength E team put up a spirited fight to hold the visitor’s I team to a draw. Skipper Les came off the substitutes bench to pick up an early draw on board 2. Next to finish was junior Amy Lovatt on board 4 with a win against another junior. James Marshall outgraded by nearly 50 points on board 1 played really well before a slip up cost him a piece and the game. Last to finish was Nigel Gardner with a draw on board 3 to leave the match level and for both teams to end the season on 11 pts from 14 matches, which is far away the best scores in the league for any team propping up a division.