05 Oct 18
Round two of this year's Superleague saw Bert Andrew's rink take on Dougie Paton's Stewarton boys on sheet 1. Both teams had recorded wins in round one and it was Bert's rink which got off to the better start taking a 3-1 lead after the third end only for Dougie to come right back with a three to put their noses in front. Bert took a single in the fourth but the deciding end was the sixth when Bert got a big four without the hammer. Dougie got a single in the last end but the four meant that it was Bert Andrew's rink which remains unbeaten with an 8-5 win.
On sheet 2 Gail Thomson's all girl rink were taking on Team Alexander, this week skipped by Mark Pieroni while Ian was "rested" ahead of his Dalmellington against the Health Board game due on in the 9.30 session. Gail and Mark were nip and tuck all the way but it was Mark's rink which took the honours with a 5-4 win. Hopefully Sheila Kennedy isn't too sore after her hard fall.
A four in the fifth end was the key on sheet 3 between David Hope and Neil Sands. After four ends David was one up but losing the four put them 3-6 down and the loss of another two in the sixth saw Neil stretch his lead. Although David took a single in the seventh, that four and the two in the fifth and sixth ends effectively put paid to David's chances with Neil Sands recording an 8-4 success.
On Sheet 4 it was another four which was the deciding factor in the game between those two Superleague heavyweights David Mundell and Rab Clark. After four ends David was just ahead 3-2 but then losing a four saw Rab get out in front and he never looked back finishing 6-4.
Another tight game was taking place on sheet 5 between George McNaughton and Billy Morton. This time it was a three in the fourth which enabled Billy to get his nose out in front taking a 5-2 lead and he followed that up with a single in the fifth but George came back with a single and a two in the last to leave the final score at 6-5 in favour of Team Morton.
"Faither" Morton skipped Team Howat this week in the absence of the sick Billy Howat against Liam Scott's young guns. The average age of the old codgers was brought down considerably by the inclusion of Ben playing in place of his father and the question being asked was "Billy who ?" !! As to the game, Gavin's rink got to grips with the huge swings better than Liam's rink and were 6-0 up after four ends. Yet another four in this game saw Liam come right back into it but a very close measure which went in favour of Team Howat and a two in the last saw Gavin, the Kerr brothers and young Ben Howat come away with a 9-4 victory.
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