Bainfield ladies continue to fly high in their campaign to capture the top of the table honours in Division 1 East of the indoor bowls national league and having hit the winning heights for the fifth time in seven games they have soared five points ahead over their two nearest rivals.Read More
The sparkling stars from The Hutchison Crossway Stadium are over the moon that their latest top of the table clash away to West Lothian at Livingston resulted in a resounding 21 shot victory (88-67) having produced a strong team performance to win on three of their four rinks. Both West Lothian and Headwell have one game in hand but neither can catch a Bainfield team that has the chance to end their Division campaign in style when entertaining foot of the table Tweedbank early in the New Year.
The visit to Livingston saw Bainfield make a strong start to stamp their authority on the home side with a 32-14 domination of the first seven-end phase then confirm their supremacy with a 30-20 capture of the second. West Lothian did show a degree of spirit on the third and final phase however a 33-26 fight back was too little and too late.
Mandy Jenkin emerged the inspirational leader of the Bainfield pack with the Scotland cap scoring at 16 of the 21 ends that included a purple patch spell from 7-4 to 27-6 as she skipped Heather Stoddart, Jeanette Crawford, and Cathy Falconer to a 28-7 win over Jean Brown. Isabel Anderson conceded a five at the last but had dominated 15 of the previous 20 ends to skip Kate Beveridge, Lily Murray, and Betty Eaton to a 19-14 win over Lisa Barrett.
Anna Anderson included a super six as she skipped Aimee Robertson, Karen Tumblety, and Susan Allan into an 16-8 lead over Jennifer Sneddon; but a late collapse saw them settle for a 22-19 win. Marion Dickson and her rink of Sylvia McAnna, Davina Crawford, and Isa Wilson were set to deliver win number four for the visitors with a 17-13 lead; but slipped to a 27-19 defeat from Carole Clarkson.
Midlothian ladies made it a magnificent seven wins out of seven as they continued to dominate the East Division of the Premier League with a battling 77-73 win over East Fife at Methil.
The away win was looking highly unlikely when East Fife edged the first phase, 27-23 then dominated the second, 32-18, however Midlothian fought like ferocious tigers on the race to the finishing line and a 36-14 turnaround captured the win points in exciting fashion. Helped by game-changing killer deliveries on end 18 from Grace McGregor and Shona Johnston the final scores were. Shona Johnstone 20 Lynn Stein 13; Grace McGregor 24 Karen McAndrew 18; Annie Rutherford 18 Julie Sword 22; May Brownlee 15 Alice Fyall 20.