Wednesday saw the club’s resources fully stretched with two matches at the Mals Club, Crewe D vs Newcastle D in division 4, Crewe F vs Newcastle E in division 5, while our Wirral team took their passports to Mold in North Wales.
At the Mals, both our teams came up just short against Newcastle, with the match scores going in favour of the visitors by the narrow margins of 2.5-1.5. For the D team, our points came from Rick Renegade with a draw on bd 1, while Dylan Sayers continued his fine recent form with a win against a higher grade opponent on bd 2. For the “F” team Simon Layhe earned a draw on top board while recent newcomer Kobus Nienaber picked up a win on bd 4.
Over at Mold, the Wirral team suffered a heavy defeat 4-1, with draws coming from David Hulme on bd 2 and Chris Rhodes on bd 5. The team will finish 3rd in the Wirral League’s 2nd division and therefore miss out on promotion. They have their final game on Tuesday in a re-arranged match at Hoylake/Great Meols.