In a battle between two teams looking for their first league points of the season, Church Stretton B beat Shrewsbury C in a division two match last night. The two teams know each other well with Steve Rooney having moved to Church Stretton from Shrewsbury this season and Francis Rooney combining his role for Church Stretton B with Shrewsbury's junior team who compete in the third division.
The home team got off to a good start with an early win for Graham Shepherd against Eric Inglis on board two when the latter missed a skewer on his queen. This was followed by solid draws for Church Stretton's Chris Pimm-Jones and Francis Rooney, despite being outgraded by their opponents, and a draw for David Williams, leaving Steve Rooney to win in a tactical battle on board one against Ian Davies to wrap up a 3.5-1.5 victory.
Church Stretton B 3.5-1.5 Shrewsbury C
Steve Rooney 1-0 Ian Davies
Graham Shepherd 1-0 Eric Inglis
David Williams 0.5-0.5 Tommy Cheng
Chirs Pimm-Jones 0.5-0.5 Fred Harris
Francis Rooney 0.5-0.5 Alan Bliss