Tweedbank teams suffer poor week of results

TWEEDBANK

THIS week saw the last league game of the season for Tweedbank seniors – a home fixture against West Lothian.

With the teams currently in sixth and seventh place respectively, the match had no importance except that a win would boost confidence for the upcoming Senior Cup.

The Borderers had the edge in the early stages and led by four shots after 10 ends.

At 15 ends West Lothian had crept ahead by two shots, setting up a tense finish, and they held their nerve to win.

On Saturday, the men had their last away fixture at Stirling. With Alloa already winners of the league the only question was which of the five teams left would finish bottom and be relegated to the second division for next season. Tweedbank were in second place before this game and with two home games to come should be safe.

Tweedbank were still hopeful of another away win, but travelled to Stirling with a couple of regular players missing. This did not help their cause and although they started reasonably well, they soon fell behind with two of the four rinks falling well behind their opponents.

As the match progressed one of the two rinks did make something of a recovery and ended just eight shots adrift, but for the other rink matters went from bad to worse. The final result was a win for Stirling by 95-68.

Despite this defeat the Borderers remain in second slot in the league on shot difference.

The next match sees Tweedbank hosting the Abbeyview Club from Dunfermline on Saturday.