West Lothian gents substantial 30 shot win over fellow joint leaders Elgin (103-73) at Livingston was their fifth triumph in a row in Division 1 North of the national indoor bowls leagues and puts the long time giants of the Premier League in pole position to make an immediate return to the top flight.Read More
The continuation of their undefeated run is rewarded a by a two point lead over Elgin that is supported by a massive 157 shot margin plus while the rest of the chasing pack comprises Abbeyview on six points and a congested bottom rung of Turriff, Headwell, and Arbroath all with two points from their five games played.
While the stock of WLIBC and their gents team of superstars fell to an all time low with last seasons shock relegation from the highest echelon of the sport the wake up call has been answered in such explosive style that they are the only national league team out of 42 to end the first half of the campaign with a 100percent record. We are certainly performing in highflying mode at the moment and as a result the morale and self belief has returned to the camp, a situation that is encouraging strong hopes of us regaining our premier league status at the first attempt, said a spokesman.
Wins for the rinks skipped by Mark Allison, James Speirs, and Calum Logan kept the faithful home support at The Inveralmond Stadium in a good frame of mind however there was concern that Thomas Mann suffered a double figure defeat. The phase analysis also makes a case for Elgin suffering an early impact from their long journey South as West Lothian started like an express train and powered to the 46-22 capture of the opening seven-end spell.
WL continued to dominate the scoring in the second phase; but there 31-21 advantage did reflect a drop in pace and it was perhaps disappointing for them that Elgin showed admirable resilience by edging the third and final phase, 30-26. Rink Scores- Mark Allison 32 N Barker 12; James Speirs 28 B Andrews 12; Calum Logan 27 A. H. Wyllie 22; Thomas Mann 16 G Donaldson 27.