Saturday, 19 May 2012

Heading for the Cox final

The A team overcame an under-strength Shifnal & Telford A to reach the final of the cox trophy summer knockout.

A very quick win for Eric on board four put us on our way but this was cancelled out by Karl's loss to Windsor Peck on board 3. Because it was a four-board match this meant that neither of our top two boards could afford to lose as the countback rules would have given the tie to the opponents. In the event Steve won on board two and was followed by Trevor who managed to eke out a victory in an opposite bishops ending by combining a mate threat with pushing his extra pawn forward.

The final against Newport A takes place on Tue 29 May at Telepost club.

Church Stretton A v Shifnal & Telford A: 3 - 1
T Brotherton 1, I Wilson 0
S Rooney 1, R Gillespie 0
K Wakefield 0, W Peck 1
E Elwell 1, A Jones 0

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