Hardy archers battle the elements in season opener

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ETTRICK Forest Archers made a tentative step into the new season on Sunday, met by a blizzard of sleet, snow, wind and biting cold.

Seven hardy bowmen and women took to the field at Thirladean for a short Portsmouth round, and it was reported that the happy few had a good afternoon.

Results: 1, Mike Pearson 41 hits, 179 scored, 4 golds; 2, Jim Craig 37, 153, 0; 3, Elaine Pearson 35, 127, 1; 4, Douglas Anderson 32, 136, 2; 5, Ev Craig 26, 112, 2; 6, Kyle Fairbairn 23, 89, 0; 7, Michael Liddle 20, 72, 0.

Next weekend sees the first club clout shoot of the year, starting at noon.

This will be followed by the AGM at the Studio on the Green, Selkirk, at 3.30pm.

All members are asked to attend.