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Match Result

Season 18/19
Date Mon 07 Jan 2019
Competition:Thames Valley League Division 2
Fixture Ealing 'B' v Hounslow '2'
Result D: 3-3


BoardGradeEaling 'B'
Hounslow '2'Grade
1 Tony Braine
Gregorio, Eugene 146
2 John Harvey
Hawran, Peter E 137
3 Trevor Bates
Padam, JJ 135
4 Geoff Richards
O'Toole, John F 108
4 Yad Rahman
Fraser, Barry DA 113
5 Default
Walkover None

Captains Comment

We welcomed Hounslow B last night for our first match of 2019 and came away with a 3-3 draw.

We got off to the worst possible start when a late withdrawal meant that we had to default on one board. However the rest of the team rallied round strongly to overcome this handicap.

The first to finish was young Yad Rahman on board 4 who made short work of his more experienced and higher graded opponent. Yad is surely a great prospect for the future.

Tony Braine and John Harvey on boards 1 and 2 respectively achieved solid draws against their higher rated opponents whilst almost at the call of time your captain on board 5 finally overcame his dogged opponent to secure the win.

So finally a 3-3 draw that given the default and overall grading deficiency must be regarded as a good achievement.