Long Eaton v Ash 2

posted Sep 28, 2017, 2:56 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 4:06 AM ]
LE - Ash 2    27.9.17

Apart from my driving, this was a very efficient, controlled team performance.
1 D Williams - G Halfpenny draw
2 A Bentley- P Morgan  draw
3 A Robins - A Robinson draw
4 W Bryce - N Wright    0-1
5 J Swift -  J Shaw        0-1                 Result 1.5 - 3.5

On our first trip to LE for 4 years I somehow managed to skirt past the venue. Once the game was in progress, things went to plan, although our hosts, with 1 exception, drew back from the option of playing with the new, incremental time limit. 
Glenn was pressing for most of his game without finding the decisive break-through. Alan had a pleasant initiative, but settled for a draw, as other results moved our way. I held the dangerous Alex Bentley. The home team appeared vulnerable on the lower boards, and we took full advantage. Nigel outplayed his opponent in an endgame, and John had a wining attack with combinational piece play.

So far, so good on our return to Division 2.