The new NSDCA season only started last week for us and already we have seen 7 of our 8 teams in action, with 30 of our members being involved.
Tuesday 3rd October saw two derbies at the Caritas, with C playing D in division 2 and F playing E in division 3. They were both close matches with the D team pipping the C team by 2.5-1.5 and the F team emerging with a 3-1 success. In theory the C & E teams are stronger than their derby rivals, but such is the competitive nature that nothing can be taken for granted.
Monday 9th October saw the G team travel to The Gables to face a new team comprising juniors. Our experienced players came away with a 4-0 win, while two additional boards were played to give graded games for more members of both clubs.
Tuesday 10th – the defending league champions (our “A” team) had a hard fought draw with our B team, where all games were won with the black pieces !
Also at the Cariras , the E team faced a strong Alsager “C” team in division 3, and produced a superb 3-1 win.
Meanwhile our D team played away at Fenton in division 2, where Fenton’s B team was as highly rated as our B team (who were division 1 runners-up last season), and came away with an excellent 2-2 draw.
There has been good progress with our Club championship sections, with all 3 sections being very active alongside the league matches. In addition there continues to be a thriving session in the coaching room, with an average of 35-40 members overall attending the club each week.
Full details of all results – both league and club championships can be seen from our “Fixtures & Tables” link above.
The only team not yet in action has been the “H” team which kick-off next Tuesday at Fenton in division 4.