Played at the Navigation last evening -
Marple A V Holmes Chapel Stockport Lge Div One 02/03/17
1 G Trueman 0-1 P Bennett
2 P Kirby 0.5/0.5 J Turner
3 A Hall 0-1 I Bates
4 D Preen 1-0 M Roberts
5 T Doust 0-1 M Lee
6 S Anderson 0-1 G Scattergood
Given our current resources this was a difficult situation as we faced the task of fielding two teams on the same evening. The strength of the opposition we faced relative to us is perhaps best reflected in our cumulative score with the Black pieces which was 0/5......
Although they were well short of full strength in the Division One match Holmes Chapel outgraded us on every board and by an average of over 25 points per game. I haven't got time for a full report but it wasn't all doom and gloom as David played sparkling chess to win very quickly and Paul had a well merited draw with a very strong opponent. Thanks to all who played particularly Stuart who nobly agreed to make his first team debut.