The race for the East Coast Carpets League One title has been blown wide open following last week’s double header as leaders Port Seton lost out twice to open the door for both Haddington and EL Co-op.Read More
In Division Two it’s a three way fight for promotion with Ormiston leading the way on 93 points while West Barns have 92 and Aberlady sit poised if the top two slip up on 88 points. Prestongrange A look like claiming the Division Three title as they lead Tranent A by seven points with both heading towards promotion. Whilst in Division Four Stenton hold a healthy seven point advantage over Prestongrange B with Ormiston A a further six points behind.
The ELBA County ties are now back up and running on Wednesdays with all quarter finals due to be played next Wednesday 14th. Finals day is on Saturday 24th August at Elphinstone. Meanwhile the Jubilee Cup for the Top Ten title comes to fruition this weekend with the semi-finals to be played on Saturday and the final on Sunday. The quarter finals which were due to take place on Tuesday night featured the following: Haddington v Tranent, North Berwick v West Barns, Ormiston v Elphinstone and East Linton v Port Seton.
The Garden County Seniors had a great win on Monday against Stirling East resulting in all five rinks winning at East Linton and a 94-61 win. This victory was sweet revenge for the defeat earlier in the campaign away from home and has become more significant as league leaders Midlothian lost by 22 shots against Fife. Top rink this week was the rink of George Cowan who won by 11. They were ably backed up by wins for Tom Young (+7), Keith Fender (+6), Alistair Russell (+5) and Andy Burt (+4). The Garden County Auld Yins now lead the section by two points and an unconfirmed thirty shots from Midlothian meaning they can afford to lose by fourteen and still go through to the final when they face Midlothian in the final section game at Musselburgh on Monday for which the following team has been selected: M Newlands, D Hogg, A Valentine & G Cowan (Skip) P Fallen, D Pryde, G Smith & T Young
K Boyd, D Whitson, B Scott & K Fender J Hamilton, R Strang, D Arnott & A Russell J Murray, I Veitch, W Franklin & A Burt Reserves: T Rattray, D Kennedy, B Brunton & A Jamieson