Rhymers too good for Lees

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THE latest round of the Agrii Border League witnessed four interesting games, writes Alistair Lindsay.

Earlston and Lees went close for the first few ends, then the Rhymers broke away mid-game, but a slight comeback by Lees saw the score finish at 11-7.

Next door, Coldstream and Kelso went shot-for-shot, ending in a peel.

In a fit of bounteous generosity, Lammermuir went eight down in the first two ends against a youthful Roxburghe, but by the finish, a measure of respectability was evident in the scoreline 10-8 to Roxburghe.

In the fourth game, Greenlaw put the shutters up against Duns at 11-4, or thereabouts. The Laidlaw opening round saw Coldstream defeat Chirnside, Swinton beat Foulden, Duns won against Lauderdale/Lees and Ayton Castle went down to Earlston.

Belated congratulations were made to the Margaret Robertson rink on their victory in the recent ladies’ challenge. Besides Margaret, there was Venetia Scott, Wendy Henderson and Elspeth Bell, what a team!

At the time of going to press, the result of the Melrose Kettle final is not known, but Kelso is mentioned; this is the first time for a while that St Boswells have not been finalists.