All good things come in threes for Kelso’s new hockey team

Kelso Youth Development Hockey squad

Kelso Youth Development Hockey squad

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Kelso Ladies 3rds continued their good start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Watsonians.

In a game dominated by Kelso from the start, Watsonians chances were few and far between, and any forays into the Tweedsiders’ defence were quickly closed down.

All the early pressure came from Kelso and Lucy Murray was denied a goal after some fine work from the Watsonians keeper. The first goal came midway through the first half from Eilidh Smith, who slotted home from close range. Two further goals followed before half-time, from Katie Fairgrieve and Katie Brown.

There was no further scoring in the second half, despite chances being created by Kelso.

The newly-formed Tweedside team, made up of talented 14/15-year-olds, have made a fantastic start in their first season in the East District third division and remain unbeaten, having won two and drawn one match to date.

Sporting digest

Bowling

Teviotdale

Teviotdale Seniors travelled to Dalkeith to play Midlothian last week and before a bowl have even been thrown, the hardest issue to overcome was trying to get a car parking space.

The Teviotdale side was hit with several late call-offs due to holidays etc., but still gave a good account of themselves. Top rink for Teviotdale was the Colin Rae-skipped rink, ably supported by J. H. Reilly, W. Rorrison and D. Johnstone. They won by 17-16.

Curling

Border Ice Rink

With semi-final wins to Greenlaw over Earlston and Coldstream over Swinton in the Laidlaw Trophy, the stage was set for the Streamers to take on Greenlaw in last Friday’s final.

The heavy hitters of Coldstream proved a bit too much for their opponents in a game that was taken to the end in the best tradition.

Last week’s Agrii Border League games saw one competitive encounter between Jedburgh and Teviotdale, the former winning 8-5.

Of the other three games, wagon wheels came off with Kelso at 11-3 against Lees – the Tweedsiders’ curling being somewhat better than their rugby – Selkirk going 12-2 over Lammermuir and Foulden’s axle, never mind the wheels, came off at 18-3 against on-form Duns.

This coming weekend is the start of the incoming Swiss tourists at Kinross on Friday, with a good proportion of the welcoming hosts being Border and East Lothian tourists from the 2009 Swiss tour.

On Sunday, our visitors come to the Borders to attend a curlers’ court that evening, followed on Monday by curling against a “rummle o’ local curlers”.

On the day of all this being public news, the 85th gathering of the Sheepbreeders and Feeders curling club will happen at Kinross, contesting the Hope Hunter trophy, basically between north and south of the Forth rinks, of which further intimation may appear next week.

Golf

Melrose

Belhaven Winter League: 1, M. W. Gillie; 2, D. Page; 3, D. Gribbin.

Torwoodlee

Gents Stroke: 1, J. Penny 69 (1) 68; 2, J. Berry 69 (0) 69; 3, S. Whitehead 81 (11) 70.

Woll

Results from the first weekend of the winter league: 1, A. Henderson 40 points, 2, P. Inglis 39 points; 3, M. MacKay 39 points.

The annual club dinner will be held on Friday, November 14. Tickets are available from reception, or call 01750 32799.

Hockey

Reivers 3rds

The team travelled to West Lothian on Saturday to play top-of-the-league Linlithgow 2nds. Both sides started off at a fast pace, with Reivers controlling most of the possession.

Linlithgow’s forwards looked threatening when they did get the ball, but it was Reivers who found the back of the net 20 minutes into the first half when Julia Corcoran crossed the ball from the edge of the circle to find Leona Porteous on the far post.

Linlithgow gave it their all to redress the balance, but the score remained 1-0 at half-time.

The second half saw Reivers continue to dominate the play, with the home side getting increasingly frustrated by their lack of possession. Twenty minutes into the second half, Tara Aitchison scored a superb reverse-stick goal, putting Reivers two goals ahead.

Play continued at a fast pace and Reivers’ superior fitness levels paid off, the full-time whistle blowing with the score at 2-0 to the Borderers.

Pool

Border League

Belhaven Border Pool League, week eight results: Division One – Waverley B 3 Waverley A 9; High Level 8 Fleece A 4; Reivers A 6 Ship A 6; Fleece B 10 Niki’s 2.

Division Two – Red Lion B 8 Red Lion A 4; Bridge 5 Dryburgh 7; Ship B 1 Reivers B 11; Golden Lion 6 Eildon Centre 6.

Snooker

Borders

JJ Express Border League results (week 8): Hawick Conservative Club A 5 Selkirk A 1; Jedburgh Legion 3 Hawick Burns Club A 3; St Boswells 3 Hawick Burns Club B 3; Selkirk B 4 Hawick Conservative Club B 2.

League positions after eight rounds: 1, Hawick Conservative Club A 34; 2, Jedburgh Legion 24; 3, Hawick Burns Club A 24; 4, Selkirk B 24; 5, Hawick Conservative Club B 23; 6, Hawick Burns Club B 22; 7, Selkirk A 21; St Boswells 20.

Squash

Galashiels

Gala Squash Club results:

League Two – D. Sharratt 3 L. Bertram 0 (9-5, 9-7, 9-2).

Club Championship semi-final – I. Chalmers 3 L. Molero 1 (8-10, 9-7, 9-7, 10-8).

Club night friendlies: D. Sharratt 2 R. Kohler 0, L. Molero 2 L. Bertram 0, A. Gill 2 R. McAleese 0, L. Bertram 1 R. McAleese 1, L. Molero 2 D. Sharratt 0, R. Kohler 1 R. McALeese 1, A. Gill 1 D. Sharratt 1.