I am very pleased to report a fourth win (2.5-1.5) for the team against Sidcup 3 in the Tom Fuller League.
A drawn match would not be sufficient to guarantee a semi-final place.
On the night, progress was not straightforward.
Andrew Dovey on the top board lost to the experienced and probably under-rated Dave Gilbert.
Martin Newman evened the score with a rare win… which left the last two boards needing to bring home the points.
Ian Mills was winning easily until giving his queen away in a brief mental departure. He then miraculously secured a draw.
Anthony Barnett heroically won yet another game in his improved season.
This completes the preliminary six fixtures and guarantees us a place in the semi-finals of the Kent championships where we will meet a team from mid-Kent.
Match card: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/84193
Martin Newman – 5th team captain