Forest Hall Brigadiers now lead NCA Division 2 after a victory against Leam Lane Bullets. The team has 12 points from 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss from 8 matches this season. Their two remaining fixtures, to be played in the next few weeks, are versus Alnwick A and Jesmond Rookies. The ‘B’ team’s main rivals are likely to be Newcastle University with 9 points from the 6 matches they have played. Tynemouth B and Alnwick A are currently in joint 3rd place with 8 points from 7 matches.
Forest Hall Brigadiers 3½ -1½ Leam Lane Bullets
February 17, 2017
1 Alan Harvey (b) 1-0 Alan Young (w)
2 Mark Younger 1-0 Robert Forsythe
3 Stuart Skelsey 0-1 Dave Stewardson
4 Johnny Wall jnr 1-0 Rob Appleby
5 Alexander Brodie ½-½ Colin McGarty
The most exciting game from the match was played on board 2 between Mark Younger and Robert Forsythe.
Mark Younger v Robert Forsythe
Forest Hall Brigadiers v Leam Lane Bullets
Feb 17, 2017
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Nc3 Nbd7 5.e4 a6 6.a4 h6 7.Bf4 Qb6 8.Ra3 Qa5 ( 8…Nxe4 9.Nxe4 Qb4+ ) 9.Bd2 Qd8 10.f4 e5 11.Nf3 exf4 12.Bxf4 Nh5 13.Be3 Nhf6 14.Bd3 Be7 15.O-O O-O 16.Ne2 Ng4 17.Bc1 c4 18.Bxc4 Qb6+ 19.Ned4 Bf6 20.c3 Nge5 21.Be2 Re8 22.Rb3 Qa7 23.Be3 Ng4 24.Bf2 Nxf2 25.Rxf2 Nc5 26.Ra3 ( 26.Rb4 a5 27.Rc4 Nxe4 28.Rf1 ) 26…Nxe4 27.Rf1 Qb6 28.b4 Bd7 29.Kh1 Rac8 30.a5 Qd8 31.c4 Bg4 32.b5 Nc5 33.bxa6 bxa6 34.Nc6 Qd7 35.Ng1 Bxe2 36.Nxe2 Ne4 37.Raf3 Nc5 38.Ned4 ( 38.Rxf6 gxf6 39.Ned4 ) 38…Bxd4 39.Qxd4 f6 40.h3 Re4 41.Qc3 Rce8 42.Rg3 Kh8 ( 42…Kh7 ) 43.Rxf6 Re1+ 44.Kh2 Ne4 45.Rxh6+ 1-0