Ash 2 vs Grantham 1

posted Oct 2, 2015, 11:05 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Oct 2, 2015, 3:20 PM by Steve Bak ]
30/10/15 Ashfield 2 v Grantham 1. Goliath won on points. A rout was expected from the League Champions. We held high hopes on Board 1 for 20 minutes- until Chris Dorrington arrived and the inevitable followed. We lost as expected on the top 2 boards, but 2 exceptional individual performances re-wrote the script.Stan played out a draw with Nick Payne, despite a grading difference of 43. Alan achieved the same result against Grantham captain, Nigel Birtwhistle, bridging a 47 points grading gap. I grabbed a win thanks to a simple blunder. Result 2-3 This score will raise a few eyebrows. Hopefully we can surprise 1 or 2 other teams this season.