Ash 2 v Newark 2

posted Mar 29, 2018, 4:30 AM by Phil Morgan
Ash 2 v Newark 2   28.03.18

Newark needed a point to stay up, and it was a hard-fought encounter. I scored a surprise,quick win against Keith, his first League loss of the season. Jerry won on top board with a nicely constructed mating attack. Alan's draw assured us of at least a point. Graham Ladds hit back for the visitors. A win  on the last board in play would have secured Newark's Division 2 safety. Richard Myers' passed central pawns looked very menacing, but Alex stayed calm, held firm, and secured a draw to clinch our team win.
1 . J Herrington  1 - 0     I Burridge
2   A Webster    0.5 - 0.5  R Myers
3  R Taylor        0 - 1   G Ladds
4  P Morgan      1 - 0   K Aiton
5  A Robinson   0.5 - 0.5  N Spencer

Result  3-2 keeps alive A3 hope of staying up, and moves A2 up the table to level third with Grantham 2. We seem to have recovered from our midwinter slump and are in good heart, as we'll need to be with 2 tough opponents ahead in our next 2 games..