The defeat of West Lothian gents on their away visit to Midlothian was a formbook result as the commanding 31 shot victory (86-55) for the home ream was the fifth triumph of the undefeated leaders of Premier League A Division.Read More
Moss and Co managed a 19-19 share against David Peacock while the other scores were; James Speirs 9 Graeme Archer 21; Calum Logan 13 Ronnie Duncan 25; Neil Speirs 14 Colin Walker 21.
West Lothian’s disappointing record of 2 wins and 3 defeats means they are flirting with the dreaded bottom two relegation zone however they are 2 points better off than West Of Scotland and 4 clear of Fraserburgh, a situation that does bring some comfort.
The next match is a very winnable home fixture against Fraserburgh a week on Saturday and the under pressure stars of the Inveralmond Stadium would further benefit were West of Scotland to lose at home to second from top Ardrossan.
Meanwhile a bad weekend for our local clubs saw Balbardie suffer a massive 41 shot defeat (93-52) on their away visit to foot of the table Paisley and it is now the Bathgate based club that occupy the bottom rung of Division 1B.
Defeat on all 4 rinks reflects a depressing performance and the next fixture carries the huge threat of more doom and gloom as it is undefeated table toppers Auchinleck that visit the Park of Peace venue.
The rink scores at Paisley were; John Ellis lost 11-27; Ewan Shearer 16-24; Sandy McDougall 10-21; and Mark Bonar 15-21.
West Lothian ladies made it 3 wins out of 4 and top the Division1 East table by shot margin after scoring an impressive 39 shot victory (83-44) over Headwell on home territory at the Inveralmond Stadium.
The national spotlight this weekend focuses on the playdown action of the Scottish Fours Championship and the Inveralmond Stadium in Livingston is one of the venues.
West Lothian gents have home carpet advantage and are in early prelim round action as they take on Allander on Saturdays 9-30am session. The session times on Sunday are 9-30am and 2pm.
Meanwhile the gents representation from Balbardie parade their skills at Lanarkshire where they face a tough first round test (2pm) against mighty East Lothian.
West Lothian ladies also have home environment advantage and take to the carpet in the prelim round (9-30am) against Alloa while the Balbardie rink face Coatbridge in the 9-30 prelim round play at Lanarkshire .
West Lothian stars Neil Speirs, James Speirs, Mark Allison, and Bryan Cooper have been named in the International Trial line up at Stirling on Sunday 1st December (2pm).
Lorraine Craig of Balbardie and Wendy Purdie of West Lothian are named in the ladies International Trial line up at Stirling on Sunday 1st December (10-30pm).
West Lothian Seniors were winning their third game in seven I Division East A when producing a strong team performance to defeat Abbeyview by 25 shots (71-46) at the Inveralmond Stadium.
The leader of the WL pack and chief architect of victory was David Wilson who George Clark, Ian McGill, and Davy Boyd to a 21-6 win with counts at 13 of the 17 ends against Alex Glasgow.
The other scores were; Alastair Stenhouse 20 – 13; John Lynas 16-12; Duncan Lawson 14-15.
Balbardie Seniors lost their fouth game in seven in Division East B and suffered a 31 shot defeat (82-51) at Teviotdale. ***