Borders win not enough for Hamilton Trophy progress

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It was an excellent day for the Borders meeting with Edinburgh & Leith at Jedburgh on Saturday.

Both teams knew it was a must win match and the nerves were jingling just a bit when E & L were running late. However they achieved a 2.15pm start and right from the off Borders opened with a lead but within a couple of ends the score was drawn.

After five ends Edinburgh & Leith had a four shot lead and by ten ends it was seven but neither team were giving the other any rope to make a breakaway.

By this time the teams were aware that East Lothian were giving East Stirling a hard time and for either the Borders or Edinburgh & Leith to make the play-offs they were going to need a sizable shots win.

At 15 ends the Borders had taken an eight shot lead but Edinburgh & Lieth came back again and at 18 the score was drawn 107 shots each.

The last three ends were nail biters with the final score Borders 127 Edinburgh & Lieth 117.

However this was not enough for the Borders to qualify but they gave their all and made a fantastic effort to move into the latter stages of the competition.