Liverpool 2 win Division 2 Title!
Liverpool 2 took on Prescot 1 in their final game of the season knowing that a win would guarantee them the Division 2 title and promotion to Merseyside Division 1.
Final Score – Liverpool 2 (5.5 – 1.5) Prescot 1
We would like to dedicate this victory to Liverpool 2 captain Tim Miles who sadly passed away last week and who would have been very proud and on a recent visit was eagerly asking for an update on the title run in. (See previous post)
Liverpool 2 had a strong team out and top board Wang was first to finish with another strong performance.
Tony Morley soon followed with a draw on board 6.
The in form Tomas Lancaric on board 2 won convincingly.
Board 7 Sean Robinson won well playing a sharp Sicilian defence.
Ian Stephens playing board 5 went a piece up coming out of the middle game he had to fend off his opponents threats around his king position, then it was just a question of time before he sealed the win.
Steve Lloyd playing on 3 lost in the end game after a tough battle with a seasoned opponent.
This left long time Liverpool legend Dave Leeming on 4 to “Rubber stamp” the result with another victory and leave the final score 5.5 – 1.5 to Liverpool 2.
Some of the players, Tony, Dave, Tomas and Ian can be seen at the end of the evening lifting a trophy in celebration of the league title this season.