Hendon’s 2nd team made it 2/2 in the Middlesex League, clinching a narrow win against a strong West London side. The match was played in the elegant surroundings of Chiswick Town Hall.
|West London 2||West London 2||Hendon 2||Hendon 2|
|1||Hayler, Andrew||180||0 - 1||Bennett, Michael K||170|
|2||Kane, Robert||157||1 - 0||Pepe, Salvatore||159|
|3||Kamath, Raghu||155||1 - 0||Jones, Chris S||151|
|4||Tandi, Edward||149||½ - ½||Limonov, Petr||144|
|5||Barron, Adrian||144||0 - 1||Rogal, Chris||143|
|6||Brouwer, Reitze||-||1 - 0||Pattni, Kishan||139|
|7||Robertson, Paul||-||0 - 1||Sabin, Frank||130|
|8||Macpherson, Robert||-||0 - 1||Lennard, Graeme||120|
|3½ - 4½|
Match report by Mike Bennett
Tuesday evening saw another victory for the Tigers, this time away against West London 2. Last season we lost this fixture 8-0, and early in the evening it looked like we might be heading for a loss again: we were 1-0 down and seemed to be struggling on a few other boards. However, our strength in depth on the lower boards finally paid off, and we edged the match by half a game point.
I had my head down all evening, and didn’t manage to see much of the other games, so this report is based on brief conversations on the way home, in the Hendon battle-bus (finely driven by Salvatore).
Highlights of the match:
In the remaining games:
So the Tigers are now on 2/2, with a quarter of our 8 matches played. Next stop for the battle-bus is Enfield in 2 weeks time!