Cowley 5 v Wantage 2 (12 March 2018)

Cowley 5
Score
Wantage 2
1
 Dyer, David (-)
0.5 - 0.5
 Brown, Gordon (121)
2
 Willis, Graham (135)
0.5 - 0.5
 Spalding, George (119)
3
 Asquith, Ivon (-)
1 - 0
 Cordon, Ray (89)
4
 Riley, Adrian (122)
1 - 0
 Mahon, Paul (73)
5
 Corouble, John (117)
1 - 0
 Litwiniec, Wojciech (72)
6
 Burgess, John (111)
1 - 0
 Cartmell, Steophen (-)
Result
5 - 1
A tough assignment for our team to finish off our campaign versus one of the league leaders, so we got little change from our hosts.

In continuing his fine record this season Gordon was disappointed that his attack did not crash through, and had to be satisfied with a draw.  The other half came from your writer, who was up against it most of the game. White had won the exchange and looked set for  a win.  But I plodded on and got a lucky break when my opponent overlooked a knight fork which won back the exchange.  So I was able to propose a draw in the now rook and pawn ending.  Most of the other games finished earlier and we had no more chances. So we are likely to finish second bottom in Division 4.

Report by George Spalding