The end score is not indicative of the play - whovian223 could easily have won.
Whovian223 had me on the ropes with diminished authority and many bases in play - but my red & blue fleet came together just in time. The red chaps made it so that the blue chaps kept coming out together and boosted my authority skywards (or whatever the spatial equivalent is). Then I got just enough power by scrapping to end the game.
Very tense turns at the end as we both hovered around 10 authority. Then a clutch of power fell together for me just before it did for john_l and I was able to remove all his authority and recover a bit of my own. Great game!