Radcliff & Bing 1 v Ash 3

posted Oct 6, 2016, 5:13 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 1:04 PM by Steve Bak ]
4.10.16 Radcliff & B  v A3

Radcliff usually set the standard when they drop to Division 3. They have a useful top board. backed up by several , experienced County players, including this year's convincing Notts Congress Intermediate winner. Visiting Ashfield expected a tough game. In the captain's words " one of our more surprising results - and we won in some style. Steve won quickly with a classic B x h6 sacrifice and Alan gave up his Q for a R as the R was the only defence against a Kn fork on the white K and Q. Nigel rapidly turned defence into attack and surged home with about 60 seconds left on the clock. I had a fairly straightforward win on 4 (although no win feels easy after last year's succession of losses) and Pete looked OK until his opponent's B neutralised his Kn defence against a queening pawn."

Ashfield  won the top 4 boards, as good  a performance as I can recall by the third team. Steve Bak and Nigel Wright have started the season very well, and good to see Trevor returning to winning form.

Result  R& B  v A3     1-4

A miniature from the match