West Lothian gents crashed to a shocking 107-41 defeat away to Falkirk in the A Division of the Premier League and the 66 shot margin is probably the worst hammering that the stars of the Inveralmond Stadium have suffered in the clubs 40 year history.Read More
This weeks line up should benefit from the return to action of Calum Logan, Raymond Logan, and Gary Orr at the expense of Dougie Mitchell, Blair Mackie, and the unavailable George Sneddon. A reconstructed line up reads as follows; Rink 1. Jim Speirs, David Wilson Snr, Bryan Cooper, and Neil Speirs. Rink 2. Richard Mark, Ian Drysdale, Mark Allison, and Calum Logan. Rink 3. Jamie Aitken, Connor McKendrick, Cameron Greer, and Craig Moss. Rink 4. Nathan McKendrick, Raymond Logan, Gary Orr, and James Speirs..
The selection process has been taken over by Calum Logan. George Sneddon, Ian Drysdale, and Craig Moss while Moss takes over the captaincy of the team from Drysdale.
Meanwhile improved fortune in fixture number four for the gents of Balbardie saw them achieve the first victory of their campaign in Division 1B managing to make home advantage count in a hard fought 87-75 win over Galleon.
The rink scores were; Mark Bonar 21 G Semple 17; John Ellis 24 J McCabe 15; Ewan Shearer 25 S Dudgeon 19; Sandy McDougall 17 G Peacock 24.
This weeks match is a visit to foot of the table Paisley and Balbardie travel with optimistic expectations and rightly so however the home team won’t be an easy pushover. The Balbardie line up reads; Rink 1. Graeme Turnbull, Iain Grant, Walter McDougall, and Sandy McDougall. Rink 2. Tam Whitfield, Sean McBride, Brian Craig, and Mark Bonar. Rink 3. Alistair Wilson, Lindsay Forrest, Andy Forrest, and Ewan Shearer. Rink 4. Stuart Ford, Jimmy Mallon, Davy Ross, and John Ellis.
West Lothian ladies produced a fine performance to inflict a first defeat on Division 1 East leaders Teviotdale in last weekends clash at the Inveralmond Stadium.
Lisa Brogan and her front-three of Irene Brown, Alison Brown, and Jean Brown were the hero figures counting at 13 of the 21 ends to score a 23-9 win over Irene Bennett.
Wendy Purdie and her rink of Sandra Purdie, Evelyn Barclay, and Carole Clarkson battled to a 17-17 peel with Joyce Dickey while Betty Tate, Erin Fraser, Anne Muirhead, and Jennifer Sneddon lost 20-13 to star opposition figure Julie Forrest.
The WL ladies are at home to Headwell tis Saturday and attempting to achieve a home and away double over their visitors.
West Lothian IBC hosted a qualifying section of the Ladies national Seniors Singles and a major highlight was a thrilling first round clash that resulted in stadium star Jennifer Sneddon piped 21-20 by her Midlothian counterpart Shona Johnstone/
West Lothian seniors were winning their second game in six when a last end count of 2 for George Sneddon clinched a nail-biting 60-58 match victory for the home side over East Fife.
Duncan Lawson was the chief architect of victory having skipped Davy Wilson, Tommy Turnbull, and John Lynas to a 24-8 win while Sneddon skipped George Clark, Ian McGill, and Davy Boyd to a 17-11 triumph.
The rinks skipped by Alistair Stenhouse and John Black lost 18-8 and 21-11 respectively.