Teviotdale’s men were hopeful of a good result at Fintry on Saturday, but were soon on the back foot as a quick carpet saw the hosts taking an early 31 shots to 16 lead.
However, the home side didn’t have it all their own way and theTeries closed the deficit to only four shots (40-44). Building on this platform, Teviotdale then took the lead after 15 ends at 62 shots to 61 ahead. The hosts regained their advantage and led by 75 shots to 68 with only three ends to play, and over the concluding part of this contest the Stirlingshire men notched another 11 shots, with the visitors only adding six to their total, to give Fintry victory by 86 shots to 75.
On the day, two visiting squads won but the ‘sweep’ winners were John Darling, David Reid, Peter Laidlaw and Stuart Bebbington (skip).
Details: C. Macdougall 15 D. Buchanan 24; A. Brady 20 S. Whitton 19; S. Douglas 12 P. McGann 26; S. Bebbington 28 S. Kelso 17.
The following gents’ side was selected for tomorrow’s league match at home to Portobello:Rink one – D. Smart, L. Clarkson, A. J. Kyle and C. Macdougall (skip). Rink two – D. Kerr, G. Brownlee, S. Anderson and A. Brady (skip). Rink three – J. Darling, D. Reid, P. Laidlaw and S. Bebbington (skip). Rink four – A. Bennie, E. Lindores, B. Anderson and S. Douglas (skip). Reserves: A. Taylor, D. Macdougall and M. Christy. Players to report for 1.30pm in their normal black-and-red tops. Meals will be available after the match. Trial ends will at 2pm.
THE seniors put an early stamp on last Wednesday’s home fixture against Portobello by surging to a 14 shots to 6 lead after three ends.
They went on to win two rinks and lose two, to card a 68 shots to 58 victory. Best for the home team were Ian Dick, Bob Brown, Bill Jaffray and Gordon McPherson (skip) 15 shots up. The other winning rink comprised Ian Oliver, Donald Robertson, Guy Johnstone and Colin Rae (skip) 18-17.
RINKS are still being sought for the pub and club league, and any pub or club interested in playing should contact John Darling as soon as possible. The competition will start on Sunday, November 6 (10am).
WILTON: A tour night will take place on Saturday, November 5, and anyone who has old photographs is asked to bring them along. It is also hoped that details of the tours in 2012 and 2013 to Ireland will be available. Members and friends are asked to attend for 8pm.
On Saturday, December 17, a Christmas party night will be held in the West Stewart Place clubrooms. More info from Colin Cook and Willie Green or the noticeboard.
The popular Gael Force will make a return to Wilton on Saturday, December 10 (8pm). Tickets (£3) from Duncan Macdougall.