Stunned by their defeat at the Roebuck back in October, Wimbledon 4 fielded a stronger team for the return match, while we were slightly weaker.
Huw Williams reports:
“There is a theme for this season in that we are at least 10 to 80 points per player worse off. Wimbledon put in a stronger team that had played against us last year at home. I moved Conor to board 1 followed by Andreas, Paul, Omar, Ron and myself. What followed was a closely fought match that could have gone either way.
“Andreas was unlucky and I messed up by getting my queen pinned. Ron was a pawn up but felt he was getting into to trouble and ended up with perpetual check for a draw. Paul and his opponent agreed a draw with one second left, Conor was unlucky not to get a win and Omar offered a draw which was accepted. So the final score was 4-2 to Wimbledon (a reverse of our home fixture).
“It could have easily been the other way round or at least a draw. As a group of players we maybe the weakest on paper, but we have a strong fighting spirit that I’m sure will change the fortune of our results.
“Many thanks to the team that played.”
|1||Federico Hernandez 147||½:½||Conor Murray-Playfair –|
|2||Michael Williams 135||1:0||Andreas Maroulis –|
|3||Pawel Slonczuk 133||½:½||Paul Evans –|
|4||Andrew Blackburn 132||½:½||Omar Anbargi 108|
|5||James Whiteley 118||½:½||Ron Bilkhu –|
|6||Mario Avendano 115||1:0||Huw Williams 97|
On paper we’re a division too high at the moment, but at the same time we’re giving our newer members experience taking on strong opposition. A great performance all round and well done to Conor, Paul, Omar and Ron for their half points.