Three into four won’t go!
A great night for us at Golden Lane as Hackney 3 ensured their place in London League Division 3 next season with a 5.5-4.5 win over Metropolitan 2. In what has been a difficult campaign, captain Peter Burgoyne fielded a strong team with wins for Zeynel Polat, Dominic Leigh and Victor Valov, and with Robin Oakley getting a walkover and Peter Burgoyne, Paulo Rosario and Jonathan Benyunes drawing, the win secured our place in the division. If we can beat high-flying East Ham in the final game we will finish mid-table. Well done to Peter and his squad!
Our Division 1 team was also in action against Wimbledon and with one adjournment we are losing 4.5-6.5 so the match is lost. There were wins for Richard Bates, Bob Eames and Nick Waker.