All goes well at Allendale

A reasonable day welcomed the Borders to Allendale Bowling Club to play Stirling County East for the penultimate game in the Hamilton Trophy series.

It was clear from the start that this was going to be a tight game.

The first 10 ends saw the score evenly balanced, but by 15 the Borderers had established an 18-shot lead which they stretched and finally clinched the tie with a winning score of 143-108.

The final game before the play-offs will be at Jedburgh BC on Saturday and with the Borders lying second, a play-off place is looking good.