Monday, 16 February 2015

A team still in the hunt

The A team has had a good start to the second half of the season, having started off lagging behind the leaders in division two due to the fact that we had played fewer games before Christmas. A win against Telepost B on 15 January went to plan. Then the next match against Telford C was called off at the last minute and has resulted in a 5-0 default to us.

A further 5-0 result, although this time we actually won all the games was against Wellington B. Four of the games finished quite quickly with Trevor, Steve, Karl and Eric chalking up wins and then David finally managed to squeeze something out of his game with some intriguing zugzwang-like outcomes in the complex queen and bishop ending leaving his opponent with only losing moves to choose from.

That leaves us currently on top of division two on game points, although we still have a game in hand on second-placed Telford B. Next couple of matches could prove vital with away fixture against Shrewsbury B and home against Priorslee B.

Church Stretton A 3.5  Telepost B 1.5
T Brotherton 0.5, K Tabner 0.5; 
S Rooney 1, A Benjamin 0; 
K Wakefield 1, S Kempsell 0; 
M Bukojemski 1, J Westhead 0; 
F Rooney 0,J Casewell 1.

Church Stretton A 5 Wellington B 0
N Sampson 0, T Brotherton 1; 
J Lenton 0, S Rooney 1; 
D Powell 0, K Wakefield 1; 
M Anandh 0, D Hodge 1; 
M Walsh 0, E Elwell 1.

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