Shrewsbury V Priorslee Lions

dagdathecelt
dagdathecelt
Dec 10, 2016, 3:22 AM |
3

Well on paper this was to be the match that would confirm our status as a division 1 team once more , Shrewsbury on paper being the second worst team in the division however this turned out to be "The Nightmare before Christmas".

We had already been hit with the news that Adrian would be unable to play for us making the game a bit more level but still we went expecting to win.

I suppose the biggest decision was who was going to play on board 1 was ultimately the reason we lost, as David Everington declared I have booked up for you alas I was on board 1 for the night. As it quickly transpired he was playing a line in the French I know and unfortunately Glyn did'nt and he was quickly in trouble, equally I was lured into the trenches by Francis playing a semiclosed posistion is not my thing at all but suits his style perfectly. I was short of ideas by move 14 and just seemed to be making moves for no real long term objected ,when I finally did come up with an idea I played a couple of weak moves that Francis quickly punished and made the whole game pointless just by sheer stubborness I carried on playing after move 20 which was a blunder but I believe left the game just lost. Glyn was battling on but he too wasn't going to survive and with the bottom boards being Shrewsbury's strength it was unlikely we would get anything , Tony on 5 obtained a creditable draw with Peter Kitchen, Glyn then lost securing Shresbury a point at least. Then a rather bizarre incident Steve was offered the draw sat thinking about it for a long time finally accepted but his opponent turned round and said I no longer want a draw I only offered it because I was in time trouble now I'm alright, upon his captains advice was told that he cannot retract the draw offer, however it was the match for Shrewsbury and even though Gary managed a draw from a piece down it was a totally miserable night for the Lions. 

 

vs
3.5 - 1.5
F Best 1-0 W Bates D Everington 1-0 G Pugh O Ilesanmi 0.5-0.5 S Tarr D Lockett 0.5-0.5 G White P Kitchen 0.5-0.5 T Preece
2016-20172015-20162014-20152013-20142012-20132011-20122010-2011Division 1Division 2Division 3Rapidplay Div 1Rapidplay Div 2
TEAMS
PLAYED
WON
DRAWN
LOST
FOR
AGAINST
POINTS
Newport A
6
5
1
0
20.5
9.5
11
Telepost A
6
4
0
2
18
12
8
Ludlow A
6
3
1
2
15.5
14.5
7
Shrewsbury A
6
2
2
2
16
14
6
Oswestry A
6
2
1
3
14.5
15.5
5
Priorslee Lions A
6
2
1
3
14
16
5
Newport B
6
0
0
6
6.5
23.5
0