Bainfield and Midlothian enter the final fixtures in the A Division of the gents indoor bowls Premier League with no relegation zone concerns but still have an incentive to perform with 100percent effort as their respective outcomes can influence both ends of the table.Read More
Motivation can be an issue when sitting in the comfort of a safety zone that win or lose won叙 change dramatically however Bainfield visit an Alloa team that is fighting for its life to escape the automatic foot of the table relegation position. Alloa share the 4 point mark with an Ayr team that is 30 shots better off and also finish with a home game advantage; but they lock horns with a Falkirk team in with a chance of piping joint leaders Blantyre for top spot and a place in the playoff final.
Blantyre have a massive 177 shot margin advantage over their rival; but the richly talented Lanarkshire outfit can be vulnerable away from home and today climax to the league is against Midlothian at Dalkeith.
Bainfield have yet to win an away fixture and attempt to rectify that at the expense of their foot of the table opposition and to do so without the help of experienced star Alan Brown who in his hey days won 18 caps between 1990 and 1995.
Stalwart figure Brian Stoddart is the player drafted in while Alloa could tremble at the sights of four top-notch opposition skips in the shape of James Hogg, Gavin Smith, Paul O ‘Donnell, and Robert Marshall. Rink 1. Kevin Tennant, David McNair, Alex Hurry, and Jame Hogg. Rink 2. Steven Stewart, Brian Stoddart, John McDermott, and Gavin Smith. Rink 3. Mark McIntosh, Danny McCourt, Daniel Gormley, and Robert Marshall. Rink 4. Steven Pilley, Tam Ebbs, Craig Paterson, and Paul O’Donnell.
Midlothian have huge respect for their Blantyre visitors and would value their scalp so that should sharpen their focus and in front of a fervent and vocal support an epic battle is in prospect.
The absence of one world stage star in the shape of Graeme Archer is a major concern however there is a compensating high with the return of another in the shape of Ronnie Duncan.
Richly skilled brothers Jack and Jamie Macnab plus Martin Wyllie remain sidelined after missing last weekend vital relegation zone escape battle against Bainfield. Rink 1. Andy Caldwell, Jim Cullen, Lindsay Plenderleith, and Colin Walker. Rink 2. Ian Forbes, Keith Stables, Scott Briggs, and David Peacock. Rink 3. Scott Runciman, Craig Hodge, John Stevenson, and Ronnie Duncan Rink 4. Neil Murray, David Salkeld, Sandy (AJ) Knight, and Billy Peacock.
Balbardie gents will escape the automatic relegation place in the B Division of the Premier League if able to beat fellow strugglers Paisley by 30 shots and with home advantage at Bathgate the atmosphere could sizzle or fizzle.
West Lothian IBC have won Division 1 North out of sight with nine wins from nine but with travel costs a factor have conceded fixture number 10 to unchallengeable second placed Elgin.