Southbourne 2 Dorchester D 2, County League Div 3; Paul Sandy ensures home team draw
16 Mar. There was a surprise finish to this match. With 3 draws on the top 3 boards it was all down to Paul Sandy (Southbourne) versus Sidney Jones (Dorchester) and at the 35 move mark Sidney looked the probable and deserved winner, being a piece up. With a large group of spectators now following events, Paul Sandy used all this experience to level the position and a draw was agreed. So it ended 2-2, but the Dorchester team will be disappointed given a win seemed so close.