Ashfield 2 v Grantham 1

posted Jan 27, 2017, 1:35 AM by Phil Morgan
Ashfield 2 v Grantham 1    25.1.17

The visiting League champions , who have won all their games decisively this season, fielded a strong line-up. We were up against it and defaulting a game on Board 3 did not help our cause. Alan's keenness to take on the League leaders got the better of his planning skills. He travelled to Grantham for this home fixture. We put up a strong challenge on the four boards played, and John Shaw scored a fine draw against Stuart Williams. It was very nearly a memorable night for me. For much of my game I seemed on course to record my highest graded win . Alas, Paul Cumbers ECF 197 turned this round , as these stronger guys tend to do.

Result  Ashfield 2 v Grantham 1     0 - 5    ( John's half-point draw was wiped out by the game default penalty.)