Dorset League: Ringwood – Poole A 2-2
Ringwood – Poole A 2-2
P Anderson – M Duggan 0.5-0.5
K Harman – M Machacek 1-0
J Forster – J Weatherlake 0.5-0.5
M Clancy – C Stanciu 0-1
The first game of the new season in the top division of the Dorset League saw our A team travelling to Ringwood to play against last year’s champions. The game was played in their new venue, a very nice one, but with one small (or big) inconvenience : they have no bar!
We arrived a bit late because of a few minor technical issues, but the clocks didn’t start until we were all ready to play. A very nice gesture from our opponents.
Unfortunately I can’t tell you much about the games as I didn’t see much of them. But I can tell you this…….15 min after all of them finished, the four of us decided to walk into Ringwood to find a bar to have a drink. As we started walking, Mike asked me what happened in my game, how I lost. I told him that I won my game, and he was very surprised about it. Only then he realised that that result meant we drew the game overall – it was now more of a celebratory drink than going off to drown our sorrows!
A point against a very strong team is a promising start to the new season. The next match will be against Highcliffe.
Thanks everyone for playing, and thanks to Ringwood for their hospitality.
September 24, 2019