London Road Foundry have regained the ladies Edinburgh Cup sponsored by Gifted of Stockbridge and the 2014 champions did so in exciting circumstances with the outcome in the final going right down to the wire against last seasons winners, Goldenacre.Read More
The final developed into an epic battle with the action over the two-rink format of the event making it a compelling attraction for the supporters on the banking as the outcome hung in the balance before LRF clinched a single shot victory (43-42) fater an extra–end tiebreak. The unfolding drama reached fever pitch as LRF battled back from a 31-38 deficit after 14 ends and sent the match temperature soaring with counts across the green of 4-1 and 4-0 to level the score at 39-39 with one end to play. The defending champions steadied their ship with a 1-1 share that took the final into an extra end where in a nail biting climax it was LRF that triggered the victory salute with a 3-2 edge. The cup winning hero was Nicola Barclay who had included high counts of 5 and 4 to skip Ann McCaskell, Sheila McIntosh, and Rosie Mackintosh to a 14-14 peel after 14-ends against Wilma MacDonald, Jean Summers, Margaret Thomson, and Margaret Keenan. What happened next was a spectacular game-changer with Barclay engaging a much higher gear and inspiring her rink to a run of 4, 1, 1, 3 that accelerated them to a 23-14 victory.
Meanwhile the other LRF rink comprising Eileen Mitchell, Alvis Dickson, Pat Turner, and Diane Bell had started like an express train to power into a 13-4 lead over Margaret Elder, Lorna MacKay, Zandra Kinnear, and Rita Reid.
Their next count was a welcome 4; but it came between a sensational revival from the opposition that saw Reid and Co card 4, 2, 5, 5, 4, 1 to cross into a 25-17 lead that set the scene for a 28-20 win.
Carrick Knowe continued their title-laden season with the capture of The EBL Plate and it was achieved at the 57- 37 expense of Bainfield – both clubs migrants and former giants of The Water of Leith League.
It was a three rink affair and the most significant result was Chris Crawford skipping Colin Tough, Trever Matheson, and Cameron Tennant to a 28-5 win over Colin Gilchrist. The other rink outcomes were, Stephen Pringle 17 John Milne 15; Graham Pringle 12 Adam Brock 17.
Parkside beat Colinton, 19-12, in the final of The Seniors Fours.