Craigentinny continue to reign as the undisputed King Pins of the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League, the defending champions having captured the coveted Division 1 crown for a record extending ninth time.Read More
A 5-4 win at home to Brunstane in this weeks penultimate round of fixtures was yet another sign of the long time leaders dawdling in front but with the winning post in sight they have an uncatchable lead of 12 points over second placed Parkside. Going one over the eight was our pre-season objective and having started like an express train we may have ran out of a little steam but this is a highly competitive top division and the lads have really delivered in brilliant fashion said spokesman Kenny Watling.
Brunstanes first time experience of Division 1 is an inspiring rags to riches journey through the ranks and although a terrific start was threatened by a late dip they loved the thrills and spills, and importantly have secured their status into 2018.
Parkside have passed up most of their chances to bring the table toppers under pressure and this weeks 5-4 away win over third from bottom Tanfield – good but not good enough -is the latest example. Tanfield a one time EBL giant with six Division 1 title wins in their DNA were fighting for survival and remain just above the danger zone; but their lead of 5½ points over Hillside and 6½ over Postal means they remain vulnerable. The Tanfield camp wont be relishing their last match visit to Brunstane however they have the additional hope that Hillside v Postal will cut each other up.
Up is a significant word for Postal as last seasons Division 2 champions have made a strong second half impact and their latest 6-3 win over third placed Maitland does raise some hopes of staging a miraculous escape from jail. In contrast doom and gloom infiltrates a Hillside camp struggling to light up a sky that remained darkened by a 5-4 defeat at Northern.