Ex Water of Leith giants, Bainfield, Sighthill, and Gorgie Mills transferred their allegiances to the Alpha Trophies sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League and were expected to make rapid progress up the ladder of 1st Sixteens Divisions; however all three are being asked questions.Read More
Parading their undoubted skills in the limelight backwoods of Division 4 any thoughts of it being a dawdle have faded as they enter tonights sixth round of fixtures chasing dark horse pace setters in the shape of table topping Merchiston. Merchistons pathway to the top includes a shock 5-4 away win over Bainfield and a narrow 5-4 defeat on a tough visit to Sighthill a strong form line that suggests they can make hay at home in tonights match against third from bottom Liberton.
Sighthill came up as last seasons Division 5 champions and given they are in touching distance of the leaders, 2 points adrift in second place, there is great incentive for them to pick up a good haul of points at home to Dean. Dean do pose a threat however based on them winning three of their last four games and the loss they sustained was a narrow 5-4 one away to Merchiston.
Gorgie Mills slipped up at Dean but impressive wins on the other four puts them in the firing line just two points adrift of Sighthill and they will fancy their chances in tonights visit to relegation zoned London Road Foundry.
Bainfield are 8 points off the pace in fourth place behind Merchiston but opportunity knocks for a big result with home advantage over foot of the table Ardmillan.
Carrick Knowe have taken five games to hit the top of Division 3 but the hot favourites for promotion face a tough test when they visit second placed Corstorphine while third placed Colinton, also in the frame, have the chance to put pressure on the top two with home advantage over foot of the table Blackhall.
Hot pot Division 1 leaders Craigentinny cant afford to take Brunstane lightly on their visit to the in form third placed challengers while second placed Parkside will be hoping to find their so far missing killer instinct at home to Tanfield. Survival merchants Hillside can perk up their campaign if producing the goods at home to their relegation zoned visitors Northern while Maitland at home are expected to stamp their authority on foot of the table Postal.
Kirkliston star Calum Logan stepped up his bid for a record extending fourth title triumph in the Jack High Insurance sponsored WLBA Junior Open for The Fred Meikle Trophy with a 21-6 win over Joe Sutherland of Whitburn that moves him into the quarterfinals stage of an event won in the first two years (1975 and 1976) by his father Raymond.