Edinburgh 3 survive again

Team captain Colin reports on the 3rd team’s survival in Division 1 of the Edinburgh & Lothians League this season.

With high hopes of maybe challenging for the league, we found ourselves down at the wrong end of the table yet again.

After a poor start, only taking 1 point from our first 5 games, the troops rallied after the turn of the year winning a couple of big games,  the highlight being against Pentland Hills. With Pentland outgrading us on 5 of the 6 boards, we produced our best until last with a stunning 4-2 win.

With Corstorphine losing their last game to Dragons we finished in 5th place 1 point ahead of them.

Playoff match.

We were supposed to be playing University 2 who finished 2nd in Division 2 but, with their 1st team getting relegated from the Premier, they gave us the tie. HAPPY DAYS!

Team

Colin Hutchison (Captain), Ivor McConnell, Lindsay McGregor, Ian Whittaker, Christopher McIntee, David Archibald, John Smith, Martin Brejter, Ben Ridge, Jake Thwaites, and Jonathan Fallman

Full Division 3 results available here

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