Purbeck 2.5 Southbourne E 1.5, B&DCL Div 5 – Purbeck move 3 points ahead at the top
8 Jan. Purbeck kept up their Div 5 championship challenge with a 2.5-1.5 win over close challengers Southbourne E. Their 2nd win against this Southbourne team in the current season. Mark Spalding made his debut for Southbourne E and drew on board 5. Paul Sandy won on board 1 for the visitors, but the Purbeck win was secured by wins from Jeremy Beling and Richard Quinn. The Soutbourne Captain Nigel Purry commented “Southbourne E Team trekked to Corfe Castle to play Purbeck on 8th January. It was a closer match than when they came to us last month but Southbourne still lost!”
Purbeck are now 3 league points ahead of Bournemouth C & Southbourne E, who share 2nd place. But the Bournemouth team has a match in hand, which they play tonight (9 Jan) against Poole F. This is effectively Purbeck’s C team, as the club’s A & B teams play in Divs 2 & 3 of the County League.