09/11/2014 10:00

The First Team have lost their latest Div 1 match, going down 5-3 in a close match against Hoylake. Brendan had secured a win on Board 3 with Roger and Filip drawing on 1 and 8 respectively, but losses on 2, 5 and 7 left us needing 2 wins from the final two games to salvage a draw. James had a two pawn advantage on board 6 while Rob had a two Bishops versus Knight and Bishop endgame. Despite James's advantage, he was short of time and he missed a deadly discovered check which picked up a Queen for a Rook and the game was lost. Although the match was lost, Rob played on and outmaneuvered his opponent to get the point but the final score was Aigburth 3 Hoylake 5.