Ash 1 v Mansfield 1

posted Mar 24, 2016, 4:09 PM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 3:24 PM by Steve Bak ]
 23.3.16 Ashfield 1 v Mansfield 1

In our final game of the season we went down narrowly to a full-strength Mansfield team This clinched third spot for the visitors and  meant we will finish in fourth. It was a close contest. Bob scored a fine win against Chris Cantrill. Steve Burke drew with Jon Tait on the top board, maintaining his 50% record on Board 1 this season. Neil did very well to hold up Ken Morrison's winning endgame, and showed sportsmanship in strongly suggesting to Ken that it would be in his interests to accept a draw with 4 seconds left on his clock. Jim Burnett may have outprepared Derek in his win, but Derek still scored above 50% over the season on Board 2. I made one mistake too many against George Wagenbach, my decisive losing move coming in the last before the time control.

Result  Ashfield 2- Mansfield 3