19th March 2015

Hastings 1 v Horsham 2

Comments from Paul Kelly, Hastings 1 captain

Two early draws on board 2 and 3. Bernard missed a knight retreat to d1 allowing a Queen and Bishop battery to dominate the long diagonal from b2 to g7. John won and amazingly I was offered a draw just when my opponent was building a strong attack but was panicked by his 8 mins to reach the time control. Francis had a difficult position had a rush of blood and dropped a piece.