Horsham 1 lose narrowly away against Brighton 1

Horsham 1 suffered a narrow 1.5-2.5 defeat away to Brighton 1 on the Monday of last week. Travelling to Brighton's new (temporary) venue, Horsham 1 looked well placed as they secured two draws on the top two boards, as Gavin Lock drew with Luke Rutherford and Mark Broom drew with Calum Salmons. However, disaster struck, when James Mansson's strong position against Geoff James fell apart in time trouble, and he ended up losing on time in what seemed in any case to have been a lost position. Meanwhile, Anthony Higgs had fallen into a difficult position against Paul Batchelor; he was able to extricate himself, but was unable to play for more.

Home Player
(Brighton 1)
Result Away Player
(Horsham 1)
Luke Rutherford (B) 0.5-0.5 Gavin Lock (W)
Calum Salmons(W) 0.5-0.5 Mark Broom (B)
Geoff James (B) 1-0 James Mansson (W)
Paul Batchelor (W) 0.5-0.5 Anthony Higgs (B)