Southbourne D 0.5 Poole D 3.5, B&DCL Div 4; Southbourne lose unbeaten record as Poole move into promotion contention
23 Mar. Leaders Southbourne D have been enjoying a fine season, and before this match had been the only unbeaten team in all 5 Divisions. But Poole D won convincingly and become promotion contenders themselves. The 2 teams were matched grading wise. The top board game was drawn, but there were wins for Poole from Richard Smith, Seth Rider and Chris Ambrose. The Southbourne Captain John Harris commented his team were missing David Arorash, currently unavailable. David has been a key player in Southbourne D’s resurgence. Meanwhile, Poole teams are challenging to be champions in 3 B&DCL Divisions & 2 County League Divisions. Plus they are in the final of the Team Handicap Knock-Out Cup, where they will play either Wimborne or Southbourne in the final.