Southbourne C 1.5 New Milton B 2.5, B&DCL Div 3; key win for New Milton in bid to avoid relegation
20 Apr. A fine victory for the visitors made possible with wins from Simon Brown and John Beasant. Top board was drawn and Dave Bryant won for Southbourne on board 3. Southbourne out graded New Milton by around 20 points on each of the top 3 boards. New Milton next play Ringwood B, just above them in the table, at home this Tuesday. And finish the season also at home, this time to Highcliffe B, who are 2 places above in the table. In the meantime Ringwood B and Highcliffe B have to meet. Highcliffe B are best placed as they have a match in hand on both Ringwood and New Milton. One of these 3 teams is likely to be relegated and New Milton will be pleased they have at least a chance of staying up.