Parkside trio Brian Salvona, Kevin Boyd, and Paul Veitch served up two brilliant wins on Day 5 of the Bowls Scotland National Championships at Ayr Northfield that brings extra focus to the large Edinburgh support hungry to experience title success in todays climax to the weeklong event.Read More
Veitch skipped his front two to a super 25- 13 win over Canmore in their early morning second round catch up tie having thrilled their banking with whirlwind run of 5, 1, 3, 2 to lead 11-0 then advanced to 19-6 after 10-ends. Then a third round nail biter saw Veitch called upon to play the hero role when sweat was forming on the brows of the Parkside trio at 14-14 and shot against on the penultimate end against Blantyre. Veitch came to the rescue with a superbly judged turn of the jack that paid him a 3 shot reward then a double at the last clinched a hard earned 19-14 victory.
Parkside grace todays final days play of the weeklong championships in company with Dean Mackintosh the young rising star of London Road Foundry who parading his skills in the Junior Singles qualified earlier in the week.
The Lothian banner is well served in the Junior Singles with Joe Mower of Haddington and East Lothian lining up in the opposite semi final.
Haddington joined Parkside in the battle for glory in the Triples with the trio of Colin Dick , Stuart Thomson, and Alister Kennedy alwaya doing enough to score a 14-12 win over Northfield , having carded a timely 4 to lead 11-6 after 10-ends.
And a great Day 5 for Haddington saw their celebrated Singles challenger Billy Mellors move closer to emulating his title triumph of 2006 with wins over Dean Fleming of Currie (21-14), then from 11-10 adding the 21-16 scalp of Steve Scott (Upper Cowal). And there was even more to come from East Lothian with Dee Hoggan of Tranent in the Ladies singles making a spectacular recovery from 9-0 to crush the hopes of Edinburghs Shona Johnstone of Merchiston, 21-10, then further impress with a 2, 3, 1, 2 finish to beat Seona Black of Larbert, 21-13.
The West Lothian support saw Andy Dunnett and Lorraine Craig bow out of their respective Singles; but perked up by Uphall Station progressing in the Ladies Pairs and the Gents Fours.
Sandra Steven and Kirsteen McLelland zipping to a 27-8 win over Longside that keeps them in with a chance of capturing the title for a fourth time.
And, Greg Logan skipping Frazer Muirhead, Stewart Getty, and David Lamb to a 17-4 win over Tranent then to a 15-11 triumph over Abbeyview.