MSCL Division 2 Brighton &Hove 2 v Hastings &St. Leonards 3 10 April 2014
Mustapha Othman 182 (b) 1-0 Mel Young 162 (w) Chris Lowe 175 (w) 0-1 Laurence Butt 153 (b) Martin Roe 164 (b) 0-1 Daniel Lowe 147 (w) Robin Jones 162 (w) 1-0 Default Callum Brewer 162 (b) 1-0 Robert Smart 92 (w)
We knew it was going to be tough and our first setback was Derek’s car malfunction on route resulting in an unavoidable default on board 4. This was compounded by the opposition putting out their strongest possible side and of the season with their bottom board graded the same as our top board!
So, congratulations to Daniel for a stunning victory on board 3. The other 3 boards went the full distance and although we didn’t concede on the night, it was pretty clear that Laurence had won (well done!) and that Mel and I (who had both had drawable chances earlier on) had lost.
A hard fought match lost 3-2. This ended our unbeaten record for the season and placed us 4th in the second division as the highest placed 3rd team. Thanks to all players!