Match report from our captain Bill Tracey:
On Friday 10th March Bexhill 1 hosted Crowborough 1 in a match vital to our chances of remaining in Division 1.
The team of Andrew, Janis , Andy and Michael Hayward responded superbly and emerged as winners by 2.5 to 1.5.
Janis on board 2 was first to finish when he and his opponent agreed to a draw.
Andy on 3, made a brilliant Bishop sacrifice to break open his opponents King side and although she battled on with great resolve, Andy pushed his advantage until
he forced a resignation.
Michael on 4 continued his fine form for the club and played a very solid game to achieve a draw.
Andrew on 1 was involved in a 3 hour plus game and seemed to have a winning position but his opponent fought hard and found a perpetual check.
This win means that Hastings 2 are relegated and the other relegation spot is now between ourselves and Horsham 2. We are 3 points ahead of Horsham with a vastly better
game points difference but they do have a game in hand.
They next play on Tuesday 21st March and if they lose, we will not be relegated.
It is worth pointing out that although we are currently 9th of 11 teams in the league our game points difference is only minus 1 compared to the two teams below us on minus
9 and minus 15. This shows how competitive the team has been over the course of the season.