Just one week after our 3rd team was battered 5-0 by Newark 2 our 2nd team narrowly avoided the same fate against Newark 1 after Onos drew with Graham Ladds. Drag, John S, Mike N & Steve lost to Murray Smith, Alex Combie, Zoltan Tardi & Andy George respectively. Our 3 results this season have been 1.5 – 3.5, 1 – 4, 0.5 – 4.5. Hopefully we’ll break this sequence when we play fellow relegation battlers Ashfield 1 soon. They have 1 point from 3 matches, with a -7 ‘goal diff’. WN 1 are also on 1 point from 3 matches with a -3 ‘goal diff’ and we are on 0 points from 3 matches with a -9 ‘goal diff’.
Our 4th team moved off the foot of the 3rd division table by beating WN 2 3-2. Although John T & Peter G-M lost to the Maladkar sisters, Gary beat Vidura Mendis with a storming k-side attack, Graham played solidly to beat John Crawley and Derek beat Kim Enkh Mergen after initially going 2 pawns down but then winning a piece.