Bainfield Seniors came up short in yesterday’s visit to East Lothian in the East B section of the national leagues with The Garden County Brigade always dictating the flow of the scoring to celebrate a handsome 70-50 victory.
The visitors travelled with optimism having performed well at home to defeat West Lothian in their opening match however they faced a top notch opposition stung by a surprise first fixture defeat at Balbardie. Bainfield did manage to edge a marginal win on the rink skipped by Bill Little against Alistair Russell but the supremacy on the other three rinks was firmly in the hands of East Lothian skips Willie W Wood MBE, Tom Young, and Peter Laidlaw.
Wood produced an inspirational performance to skip Ross Maguire, BJ Smith, and Billy Higgins to a 21-9 triumph having opened with a mighty count of five then blazing into a 13-1 lead after five ends against Stuart Wilson. Young added a five at end 12 to lead 18-4 and skipped Peter Fallen, Davy Pryde, and Jock Brodie to an 18-13 win over Mike Marshall while Laidlaw had the 17-13 measure of Adam Brock.
West Lothian bounced back from their opening away defeat at Bainfield to register an encouraging 17 shot victory (64-47) over Midlothian at the Inveralmond Stadium with wins on all four rinks, skipped by David Wilson, Bob Mackay, John Lyness, and George Marshall.
The rink scores were, D Wilson 15 F Gray 9; R McKay 24 Alex Cox 19; J Lyness 14 George Cairns 9; G Marshall 11 Lindsay Plenderleith 10.
Teviotdale beat Balbardie, 71-57.