Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Toppling the league winners

The A team are through to the second round (semi final) of the summer Cox Trophy following a narrow win on board countback against league winners Telepost A.

A comfortable win by Tiago against Phil Zabrocki on board three put the visitors in front and then Trevor launched a king side attack against Nigel Ferrington on board one. Nigel appeared to overlook the strength of the attack and found his pieces misplaced and unable to come to the rescue; 2-0 to Stretton. Trevor had sprung a surprise in the opening by deploying the London System with the avowed intention of "sending him to sleep". Evidently it worked!

The final two games ended in wins for Telepost with Graham running out of time to hold his position on four and Steve succumbing after an earlier exchange sacrifice, but the countback rules meant that Stretton won despite the tied scoreline.

Next round is against Shifnal & Telford or Wellington.

Telepost A 2-2 Church Stretton A
N Ferrington 0, T Brotherton 1
R Bryant 1, S Rooney 0
P Zabrocki 0, T Faustino 1
P Crean 1, G Shepherd 0.

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