A closely-fought home match against Priorslee Lions A resulted in a 3-2 defeat for the A team. A win for Karl Wakefield on board four and draws for Trevor Brotherton and Graham Shepherd were balanced by losses on boards two and three. There are likely to be quite a few of these evenly-matched contests as the season progresses.
Church Stretton 2 Priorslee Lions A 3
1. T Brotherton 0.5, G Pugh 0.5 2, S Rooney 0, W Bates 1 3. G Link 0, J
O'Neil 1 4. K Wakefield 1, A Tunks 0 5. G Shepherd 0.5, J Tunks 0.5