Richardson Plate, 14 January 2020
Nomads II 2 – 4 Rotherham
Geoff Frost predicted that Rotherham would bring a strong team for this semi-final match and he was proved right. We were unable to match their strength in depth despite fielding our strongest team of the season. Congratulations to Ray for an excellent endgame win and commiserations to Les who was two pawns up at one stage. As ever, many thanks to everyone who played for Nomads 2 this season.
1 Andrew Hards (B) 0-1 Steve J Mann (W)
2 Geoff Frost (W) ½-½ Andy Baxter (B)
3 Ray King (B) 1-0 Nathaniel Holroyd-Doveton (W)
4 Steve Withington (W) 0-1 Oliver Brennan (B)
5 Duncan Chambers (B) ½-½ Chris Willey (W)
6 Les Day (W) 0-1 Ed Sowerby (B)
After a shaky start to the season with a home defeat 2-4 against Ecclesall and 3-3 draw away to Hillsborough the season has got considerably better with us winning our next 4 games in convincing style with a 4-2 win being our worst result. Our next 3 matches were all at home where we beat Aughton 4.5-1.5, Chesterfield 5-1, & University 5.5-0.5. Our last game of 2019 saw us travel to Woodseats which should have been a tough match but we were victorious by 4-2 a fantastic result. So with 6 played & 8 to go we sit top of the table on 9 points, a 1 point lead over Woodseats & Chesterfield chasing us on 8 points each, (same games played as us) and winning the league is very much in our own hands, win all our remaining 8 games & we are champions I would even say winning 7 of our 8 would give us a great chance of winning the league. Thanks to all who have played for me so far this season your support as always is greatly appreciated. Lets get the job done in the second half of the season & romp away with the title like the champions we are and make it Nomads Champions of Divisions 1 & 2 as it looks like the A team are in total control of their division winning 5 out of 5 great work so far Chris keep it going.