West Bridgford 1 v Ash 2

posted Nov 22, 2016, 4:55 AM by Phil Morgan
West Bridgford 1 v Ashfield 2  21/11/2016

Our second team suffered a decisive defeat at bottom club, West Bridgford. The hosts have strengthened their team recently and their victory was not unexpected. They fielded the 3 'R's on the top 3 boards, Robert Richmond, Richard Truman and Robert Taylor, a recruit from Syston. These 3 proved too strong for Glenn, Jerry and myself. As losers we were at least in good company on a night when Magnus Carlsen lost Game 8 of his World Championship defence.
Alan Robinson and Nigel Wright, consistent performersthis season, earned draws to get us on the score-sheet.

Result  W. Bridgford 1 v Ash 2      4-1   West Bridgford remain for now at the foot of the table but have closed the gap with the teams above them.  Our 2 teams in Division 1 are both perilously close to the relegation mire.