Wimborne A 1.5 Southbourne A 2.5, B&DCL Div 1; Wimborne setback, but Southbourne edge to safety
4 April. A second win a row for Southbourne, who must be wishing the season was only just starting. But disappointing result for leaders Wimborne in their push to retain the Div 1 Championship. Southbourne Captain Martin Simons commented “tightly fought and close match as confirmed by the score. James Forster played well to win for Southbourne A , then there were two quick draws on the top 2 boards. Wimborne’s best chance came on bottom board, but good defending by Jon Catchpole and perhaps a missed opportunity by Graham Willetts in a king and pawn ending meant that Southbourne A secured the win”.