Mixed fortunes for Tweedbank teams

Another full week of action at Tweedbank started with the seniors last Wednesday, who had an away match against West Lothian.

Tweedbank fell behind from the start and went down 67-47, all four rinks losing.

This result has enabled West Lothian to move above the Borderers on shot difference – both teams being on two points, together with Teviotdale who are currently in bottom place despite celebrating their first win of the season at home to Portobello.

Saturday saw the men back in action following the previous week’s singles play downs.

In their third match of the season, they entertained winless Cumbernauld at home, knowing that a win would keep them in contention for the league. Tweedbank controlled proceedings beautifully and triumphed by a huge margin, the final score being 89-58.

Best rink for Tweedbank was Mike Dillon, Ryan Thorburn, Tommy Mann and Ian Crawford with a score of 32-10.

There was also a good win for Ben McGregor, Gary Thorburn, David Miller and Neil McNally at 23-10.

This result puts the team back in top place with six points, leading on shot difference above Bainfield, who will be their next opponents at the Tweedbank Stadium this Saturday.

The ladies had no league game because of play downs in the singles category at Arbroath.

Unfortunately it was not a good day for Tweedbank’s Marie Todd who lost in the preliminary round against a good opponent from Blantyre.

On Sunday there were more play downs in the senior men’s category. In the singles, Bob Au had a bad start but came back well before being beaten by 21-15.

In the pairs, Paul Butterfield and Rob Fulton started with a count of six, but soon lost this early advantage. With three ends left to play they were 18-12 adrift, but a decision to take the mat up the green yielded counts of three and four to go one shot ahead playing the last end. After lying shot at the early stages, their opponents managed to remove the bowl, picking up the shots needed for a narrow victory.