Horsham 2 v. Woodpushers 1

Important wins by Phil Stimpson and Paul Taylor on Boards 2 & 5 respectively secured a vital win for the 2nd team against struggling Woodpushers 1.
Phil was the first to finish executing a beautiful attack against Ian Kelly’s exposed King. I made a couple of poor decisions in my game and could manage no better than a drawn rook, minor piece and pawn ending. Paul won a piece and duly turned his game into a win and Ian secured a draw to get to the all-important 3 points !
Peter was slightly unfortunate to lose with the Black pieces having achieved a good position from the opening, however his un-castled king caused problems.
P Harbott (171) 0-1 R Hutchings (174)
P Stimpson (170) 1-0 I Kelly (153)
T Pavlovic (170) ½-½ J Samworth-Calvier (150)
I Comley (167) ½-½ F Coleman (137)
P Taylor (164) 1-0 J Mitchell (149)