27 March 2019
Two matches drawn and two matches lost was the tally for our four League teams tonight.
Main interest now centres on the B Team who have been hovering uncomfortably close to the relegation zone. Their draw tonight against a strong Leeds B team is a vital help, thanks to wins from Bob Maltby (left) and Howard Brears (right) and a draw from Herbert Lockwood). The team have only 3 matches left to play and 2 of them are against teams high in the league table.
The D Team also gained a draw – against Rose Forgrove F (wins from David Hanover and Rob Ford and draw from David Halpin) but unlike Team B they have no relegation worries to concern them.
Team A had a tough assignment against Leeds A. Though the team lost overall they had a win from Siefaldin Holi and a draw from Paul May as consolation.
Not much consolation for Team C though, who played University B. Four of the team lost, leaving Philip May to save a whitewash with his draw.
At the start of the match one of the University team had not appeared. Then their captain received a message from him on his mobile, saying ‘Very sorry’. Leaving everyone to wonder whether he was signifying lateness or total non-appearance. With such communication skills there is clearly a future for him in politics. (It turned out he was late.)