Sidcup 3 staged an incredible come-back on Thursday evening in their Tom Fuller top-of-the-table clash with Beckenham 5. They looked to be heading for defeat after David Gilbert and Peter Houching had lost tamely on the top two boards. But the match turned into a thriller. Chris Cheeseman began the revival, winning on time from a good position as his opponent failed to cope with the rate of play. Then with a few minutes left, captain Lee Brockwell rescued a 2-2 draw with a brilliant and over-powering King-side attack that involved all his pieces.
That was close – but very exciting and enjoyable. The next match for the 3rd team is on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 when we travel to Catford Cricket Ground in Penerley Road to play Lewisham 6, another of the leading contenders.