Brodie rises to the challenge

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ANOTHER chilly but bright day welcomed a field of almost 60 guns to Braidwood for the Midlem ground’s second sporting shoot of the year.

Donald Livingston (Edinburgh) put in a strong 36 ex-40 in defence of the Challenge Trophy, but Jim Brodie (Denholm) dug in deep to produce a fantastic 38, stealing the win.

Billy Williamson (Linlithgow Bridge) pulled out a 35 to land third slot and pull himself further up the winter series ladder.

Jim Henderson, visiting from Cumbria, popped in a score of 37 ex-40 to win the second layout.

This time, Livingston shared runner-up slot on 36 again with four other clubmates while Brodie was part of a chasing pack of three on 34.

Brodie and Livingston were the only men to break 70 or more clays on the day, both finishing with an aggregate of 72 ex-80 for their day’s sport.

Gordon Boertien (Lockerbie) carded 69. Stuart Dawson (Bedlington) was only a shot away, with Davie Scott (Haddington) fourth highest overall on 67.

The next shoot is on Sunday, January 29, when Stuart Dawson has the opportunity to defend the “Big Stirrer”.

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