ALTHOUGH being forced into several changes from the side that recorded a morale-boosting win the previous weekend, Teviotdale still had enough in their locker to edge past Berwickshire by 79 shots to 77 at the Swan Centre in Berwick on Saturday.
After seven of the 21 ends, the home side were ahead by 29 shots to 25. However, the lead had changed hands after 14 heads with the Teries two shots in front (51-49) and winning on three of the four individual matches. The completion of 18 ends saw Teviotdale maintaining their slight advantage at 67-64, and still being in front in three games. Over the closing stages, both sides added 12 shots to their total but it was the visitors who remained in front to secure an excellent win in their first national league match against the Berwickshire side on their own carpet.
On the day, the Teviotdale squads won one individual match and drew two, with one squad losing out. Top squad on the day comprised John Darling, Dennis Poloczek, Andrew Kyle and Chris Macdougall (skip).
Details: B. Anderson 21 S. Bebbington 21; A. Brady 21 G. Forsyth 21; J. Taylor 18 R. Paterson 22; C. Macdougall 19 E. Skelly 13.
This Saturday sees the following Teviotdale gents’ team travel to Bathgate for the match against Balbardie: Rink one – A. Taylor, R. Paxton, D. Reid and B. Anderson (skip). Rink two – J. Darling, D. Poloczek, D. Munro and C. Macdougall (skip). Rink three – C. Paterson, M. Hogarth, G. Brownlee and S. Anderson (skip). Rink four – J. Smyth, D. Macdougall, J. Taylor and E. Lindores (skip). Reserves – M. Notman, F. Donaldson and D. Baillie. Transport will leave from the leisure centre at 11.30am.
The following ten players will represent Teviotdale in Sunday’s team championship clash against Midlothian at Tweedbank: Single-hand – D. Macdougall; pairs – Sharman and Chris Macdougall (skip); triples – Irene Bennett, S. Anderson and Julie Forrest (skip); fours – Marion Pearson, Caroline Hogarth, D. Reid and B. Anderson (skip). Transport will leave from the leisure centre at 1pm for a 2pm start.
Results from the eighth round of the Pub and Club League on Sunday: G. Smith 16 Wilton 10 (9 points to 7, +6 shots); Waverley Bar 18 Mansfield Bar 7 (10-6, +11); H. Bell 17 Lodge 111 9 (10-6, +8). Current standings: 1, Wilton 69 (+46 shots); 2, Waverley Bar 61 (+34); 3, Mansfield Bar 56.5 (-27); 4, H. Bell 54.5 (-2); 5, Lodge 111 52.5 (-2); 6, G. Smith 43.5 (-49). This Sunday’s games: H. Bell v Mansfield Bar; Wilton v Waverley Bar; Lodge 111 v G. Smith.