Northwich VS Atherton (29/11/2021)
Board 1: James Harrison (1878) 0.5 Peter Mulleady (2009) 0.5
Board 2: Richard Betts (1868) 0 Bob Newton (2003) 1
Board 3: Richard Major (1795) 1 Lee Kay (1972) 0
Board 4: Liam Daley (1680) 0 Martin Lythgoe (1870) 1
Board 5: Charles Metcalfe (1653) 1 Armand Catz (1758) 0
Northwich 2.5 Atherton 2.5
Match report. This was a big game for us. At home to the league champions and leaders in Division 1 this season. We were outgraded on every board yet with great performances from Richard Major and Charles Metcalfe to win their games and James managing a draw in time trouble in a bishop v Knight and pawn ending we scored a very creditable draw. Well done team!
Here’s an analysis (by Richard Betts) of the game on Board 2
Here is an analysis (by James Harrison) of the game on Board 1
We are due to play Atherton in the Peninsular Cup Final in February. Interesting!