Ecclesall C vs Nomads C

Ecclesall C 0.5 5.5 Nomads C
Bill Egan 0 1 Henry Withington (w)
Saeed Hassani 0 1 Steve Withington
S Bullington 0 1 Duncan Chambers
John Speck 0.5 0.5 Keith Wicks
Ken Scott 0 1 Les Day
M Howarth 0 1 Eric McKenna

After being hammered by the University, Nomads C really needed a win and got a convincing one. A familiar line up of regular C team players were on form and unbeaten on all boards.

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Nomads C vs University

Nomads C University
Henry Withington (b) Roger Baxter
Steve Withington 0 1 Tobi Okusanyu
Keith Wicks 0 1 Peong Wei Jie
Duncan Chambers 0 1 Tjin Hui Hoh
Ben Remy 1 0 Mohd Sazlee Hidayatullah
Eric McKenna 0 1 Curtis Monkley

A strong university team demolished Nomads on four boards. Henry was able to get a draw, and last to finish was Ben, who did a Houdini, and turned what looked like a lost endgame into Nomads’ only win of the evening.

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Nomads C – Barnsley C

Nomads C 5.5 0.5 Barnsley C
Geoff Frost(W) 1 0 Vlad Shaposhnikov
Henry Withington 1 0 Russell Roe
Steve Withington 0.5 0.5 Anthony Steele
Keith Wicks 1 0 Robbie Merc
Les Day 1 0 Alan Taylor
Eric McKenna 1 0 Tony Leon

Nomads C team’s convincing 5.5 to 0.5 win against Barnsley C was an excellent end to a good season. As Nomads had already won their division and secured their promotion nothing hinged on this match. All the same the Nomads did the necessaries, and got a result that bodes well for next season when they face the much bigger task of winning division three.

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Nomads C vs Darnall & Handsworth

Nomads C 5 1 Darnall & Handsworth B
Henry Withington (w) 0.5 0.5 Danny Dawson
Steve Withington 1 0 Craig Chatterton
John Woollard 1 0 Robert Black
Duncan Chambers 1 0 Brian Stephenson
Les Day 1 0 Bob Lindsay
Eric McKenna 0.5 0.5 Mick Turnidge

Many of the games were close, but Nomads C had a good result with 5 – 1, and have now won the forth division.

Nomads C vs Rotherham B

Nomads C 0 6 Rotherham B
Henry Withington 0 1 A Baxter
Steve Withington 0 1 Chris Willey
Duncan Chambers 0 1 P Sharp
Keith Wickes 0 1 E Sowerby
Les Day 0 1 M Snowdon
Eric McKenna 0 1 C Whitehouse

Rotherham B delivered Nomads C’s worst, and only second, defeat of the season. A confident Nomads side was left wondering what had happened, after losing on all boards. Well played Rotherham.

Nomads C vs Stannington C

Nomads C 6 0 Stannington C
Geoff Frost 1 0 John Neely
Arjun Babu 1 0 Alan Sutton
Henry Withington 1 0 Ron Keenan
Milan Zpevak 1 0 Ken Keenan
Steve Withington 1 0 Paul Cheshire
Pete Morton 1 0 Glen Marvin

A Nomads C team featuring a returning Milan, and strengthened by Geoff and Arjun produced the goods this evening.

The walk from town to Duke Street Trades and Labour club goes across the Parkway roundabout, which is surprisingly picturesque and a pleasant end to the evening for those of us who head back into town to catch the bus home.

Darnall & Handsworth B vs Nomads C

Darnall & H B 1 5 Nomads C
Keith Booth 0 1 Henry Withington
Robert Black 0.5 0.5 Steve Withington
Brian Stephenson 0 1 Duncan Chambers
Bob Lindsay 0 1 Keith Wicks
Mick Turnidge 0.5 0.5 Eric McKenna
DEFAULT 0 1 Les Day

A great night at Darnall and Handsworth, who must be complimented on the excellent selection of beers they provided. My favourite was Sheppard Neame’s Brilliant Ale.

Nomads C face Stannington tomorrow.