Match report from our captain:
On Friday 24th February, Bexhill 1 hosted Hastings 2.
This was a must win match for Bexhill in our battle to avoid relegation.
The team performed superbly and emerged winners by 3.5 to .5
We were very pleased to welcome Mark Rich for his first match for Bexhill.
Mark played very well on board 1 to overcome a very resolute opponent.
On board 2 Andrew continued his recent fine form and made fine use of a small advantage to force a win.
Janis played very solidly on board 3 and in the end a draw was agreed.
Bill Luxton made his 1st team debut on board 4, and played in fine style. He sacrificed two pawns to gain a huge advantage in development and after only 23 moves his opponent was forced to resign.
We have 3 matches remaining and one win, or perhaps even a draw will see us stay in Division 1.