Horsham 1 go down to defeat against Brighton 1

Horsham 1 suffered a decisive defeat against Brighton 1 at home on Tuesday night. The tone for the match was set by Phil Stimpson's disastrous early loss against Brian Denman. Dix Roberts sacrificed several pawns, but was unable to demonstrate sufficient compensation. James Mansson played a promising piece for two pawns sacrifice, but was unable to keep up the pressure, and lost on time just before the time control. Only Paul Taylor managed to win, beating John Henshaw on bottom board. Gavin Lock drew after a massive time scramble against Luke Rutherford.

The results of the individual games are given in the table below:

Board Horsham 1 Result Brighton 1
1 Gavin Lock (202) Draw Luke Rutherford (213)
2 James Mansson (196) 0-1 Ezra Kirk (201)
3 Phil Stimpson (174) 0-1 Brian Denman (190)
4 Dix Roberts (173) 0-1 Geoffrey James (189)
5 Paul Taylor (176) 1-0 John Henshaw (185)