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Ashfield 2 v Newark 2

posted Mar 28, 2019, 11:55 AM by Phil Morgan
A2 v Newark 2  27.03.19

Our consistent recent play was kept up against a team desperate for points. Newark have some very attacking-minded players. Most of the games were very sharp, but as the match advanced it became clear we stood well.  Bob looked to have a very dominant  position, which Keith somehow held. David's position was also very pleasant, and he converted without difficulty. Neil agreed a draw. My opponent played an unsound sacrifice, leaving me a piece ahead. Seeing this, Nigel agreed a draw to put us 2.5 -1.5 ahead, seemingly assured of victory.
 The script suddenly changed when I blundered my Rook. Fortunately I  still held good drawing chances. Ian knew a draw would not save his team from defeat, and went all out for a win long after this was a practical possibility. He could have saved himself but went down fighting, trying to save his ship.

1 D Levens     1-0   D Jazdzewski

2 N Graham   draw G Ladds

3 P Morgan    1-0   I Burridge

4 R Taylor       draw K Aiton

5 N Wright      draw  G Bosworth


Result 3.5 -1.5 

With 1 match to play, we seem to be battling with Nomads 1 for the runner-up spot in division 2.