The new season started on Tuesday with the B Team hosting visitors Bury St Edmunds D in Division 3. We were gifted a point when our opponents could only muster three players, but once down to business the games were hard fought.
Dominic was returning to club duties after a lengthy break and perhaps that showed when he got a slightly worse position but then blundered a piece. However, that reverse was more than made up for when Matthew won a tricky R+P endgame, and I tempted my opponent to take first one dubious pawn, and then a second, definitely ‘too hot’ one, which enabled me to crash through with a nice mating attack.
So Sax B ended up 3-1 winners to mark an encouraging start to the season.
20/09/22 Sax B 3 Bury St Edmunds D 1
- Mike Usher (B) 1 – 0 Zeb Strela
- Dominic Carter 0 – 1 Anthony Taylor
- Matthew Lawes-Wickwar 1 – 0 Patrick Gembis
- Default. 1 – 0