Game Reports

Top 5 Top boys

Brilliant result with a great win against Sigthill BC,

Ian Miller is the new Flying Scotsman having tucked his opponent away in about 45 mins winning 21-3,and all the Northern lads rubbing their heads and their eyes seeing last bowl Miller off 1st by a country mile,

Next off with Davy ( ive definitely chucked it ) Scott, and on this occasion he defo hadn’t chucked it, Davy’s opponent found the tricky R6 a tad better than him and this one was a 21-9 defeat,

Peels at 1, 2 games down.

Next off was Jamie, and after sitting pretty at 19-13 up Jamie started to feel the heat as his opponent hit back with a 4 and a 2 to peel at 19,

Jamie regained his composure and a huge sigh off relief went around the Northern as Jamie picked up a 2 at the next winning 21-19,

Young Gogs was playing a blinder on R5 against the Sighthill Top dog and got to about 17-3 up and just took his foot of the pedal a little,his opponent lengthened the white and gained a few shots but Young Gordon( it is  Sunday) closed out with 2 brilliant draws coming back towards the clubhouse to win his tie and effectively finish Sighthill off,

Andy Reid was playing a tight game on R1 but his opponent always seemed to be 1 step ahead, as the game on R5 ended and the match ended as a contest they finished the end and decided to proceed, Andy’s opponent picked up another couple of shots and with the next end being very tight again but Andy lying 2 shots the Sighthill man drove and burn’t the end and both players decided to shake hands and both their records stay in check giving the Northern a 3-1 victory.

Our next round opponents will be, Carricknowe.

Anyway great team effort lads onwards and upwards.

Published: July 13, 2015

Edinburgh Cup Exit

Very disappointing night for all concerned at the Northern tonight,all six rinks beaten at home and away, our opponents had all the answers,  no-one from the Northern really turned up tonight with any great effect either at home or away and therefore no one will be getting a mention tonight,

So let’s get the heads back up lads the Top 5 lads are at home this Sunday for a 3pm start against Sighthill and both 16s still have 4 important games left in the league, more-so the 2nds so let’s get the atmosphere lifted lads and drive for as many points as possible it would be a remarkable feat for the 2nds to remain in the 1st Div  with our current position,

Best wishes to our opposition tonight for the final  Queensberry just toooo good for us tonight, they play the winners of Tanfield V Bainfield.

Published: July 10, 2015

League Week 10 1st XV1s

First XV1s travelled the short journey East to Summerside full of confidence with that nice Northern winning feeling about the club which wee seem to have had the last few seasons around this time,

With Summerside struggling a bit at the bottom of the table full concentration and effort was the required  order of the day,

and a good night it was to be with only Ian Millers rink losing after the opposing skip had played a good bowl but got a very fortunate result and picked up a three to win by a shot, Unlucky Ian and the lads,

But great victories for Jim Bathgate, Jamie Reid and Young Gogs got a great win which included a maximum * count,

Back at the Northern the 2nds have won 7-2 as-well, FANTASTIC LADS

Great win Lads now lets make it a Big Team effort against Queensberry on Friday


Published: July 8, 2015

Top 10 Defeat

Bainfield arrived at the Northern on Tuesday night for this Top 10 Clash and they went away with the spoils,

Stan done well to peg Craig Paterson back in the singles but eventually lost 21-13

In the pairs young Gordon and Garry Harrison had a very tight game on rink four and going into the last end we were 1 shot down but lying 2 shots, there skip trailed the Jack  with his last bowl and they got a 1 ending up two down for the home team,

Our Triple consisted of Stevie Raeburn,Andy Reid and Ian Miller and Ian was three shots down at the last end and had to play into the head to turn things which he did but wasnt enough and also ended up losing by a couple of shots,

The big positive to be taken out of the night was the Rink which Darren P led Our beloved President ( Gordon Wilson) was 2nd,Davy Scot 3rd and Jamie Reid skipped, big well done lads , won by about 13 shots.

Hard lines lads

Published: July 8, 2015

Top 5 Win Parkside

Another great result for the Northern today, Our top 5 have beaten Parky 3-2, with the Auld Heeds of Ian Miller , Davie Scott & Stan Christie getting the three required wins , and the two bairns oor Jamie  & young Gogs surviving to fight another day , but remember Lads it’s a Team game and your Bestest efforts will be required at the next hurdle.


Published: July 5, 2015

Edinburgh Cup Semi

Big well done to all the players and the club as a whole to reach another Edinburgh cup Semi final. We have done particularly well in this Cup the last few years having reached two finals against Tanfield and last year Craigentinny respectively.

Fantastic result last night against Brunstane winning all but one of the six rinks and the one rink we didn’t win  was Jamie Reid getting a peel which is ok  apart from the fact that he was 5 shots down at the last end and got a 5, so big well done to Jamie and his squad,”Fantastic”

Young Gogs and his squad left it very late being down the whole game until the 2nd last end when he went one up and being two down at the last end drove the Jack into the ditch with his 1st bowl picking up a four and I’m sure the lads at the Northern heard the ROAR as the quiet shy retiring Gogs and his squad celebrated.

Other wins on the night for Larry Sorrel & Mad Mitch at home & other two away teams were last bowl Miller and the newly improved Quiet Laid back Jim Tubby Bathgate.

We now meet Queensberry next Friday after they had  a fantastic win against Parkside,and the other Sem-final tie is Tanfield against Bainfield,

Nothing here to FEAR lads

Big well done lads, C’mon the Famous Northern.

Published: July 4, 2015

League week 9 1st XV1

The big Eagles had to fly to Parkside for this week 9 encounter and the opposite fixture of this game on week 2 of the calendar did not make for good reading when Parkside took 7 points away from the Northern,so the selectors had there work cut out to come up with a strong enough squad to bring something back from Parky, but they did and after a very valiant team effort the 1sts came back with a very respectable   4 points, great wins coming from a new young 1st 16 skip with a lot of promise ,James Tubbs Bathgate, Ian  last bowl Miller and his boys had hard luck,Young Jamie and his squad had a hard day at the office, and the very quiet laid back Young Gogs supplied the other 2 points with an emphatic win with the young Dream team.

Well done the Big team now come on the wee Eagles lets get going Lads

Published: July 2, 2015

League week 9 2 XV1

Summer begins to show its face but the winter chill continues for the 2nds.

Corstorphine were last night’s visitors and on a muggy evening with the threat of rain in the air hopes were high that a home match might be just the thing required for the beleaguered team. Sadly it was misplaced hopes yet again with, despite Hugh Hilson’s squad being first off with a win, the match result of a 7-2 loss said it all.

Phil Rae and his lads made a good fight of it ultimately losing on the last end. ROC’s team (not him) battled hard and had a wee chance when lying 6 on the 3rd last end but the opposing skip managed to get in for 2nd and the game then just petered out for the home side. Bob Lee’s rink looked to be well beaten conceding 22 shots for a reply of 8.

Hugh Hilson rink got a good break in the last end with the score15 – 16 against Jimmy Martin Trailed the jack and then it was who ditched it would win with four bowls on banking it was Northern that go a 18 – 15 win

Maybe it is just the wee breaks that are missing, maybe it is the team mix, maybe we are simply not good enough. Tables don’t lie. We are now 10 points away from 3rd bottom and only 5 games left. It will take a huge effort from the guys to achieve safety but it needs to be done.

Published: July 2, 2015

League Week 8

Another bad day at the office for the 2nds. Only the rink skipped by Hugh Hilson mounted any great challenge at Craigentinny and they were sadly undone at the last when lying 2 up they dropped a 4 and the match. None of the other 3 rinks were ever really in the running and this was reflected in the overall score. However the 2nds have 4 home games in the second half of the season and while thoughts now change to survival rather than honours confidence remains high that we can pull ourselves up the table over the next few weeks.

Published: June 25, 2015

League week 7

Following on from last weeks’ disappointing away defeat at Willowbrae hopes were high of a return to winning ways at home to HIillside. However such hopes quickly faded with 3 of the NBC rinks failing to register a shot in the first 4 ends. Craig Snodgrass’s team never got going and fell to a heavy defeat. This was quickly followed by the demise of Bob Lee’s squad. A brief light was flickered as ROC’s four recorded a victory and, in a grandstand finish, Phil Rae and his squad almost completed a tremendous comeback when lying 3, and game, at the last were beaten by a deflection. Away to Craigentinny for the start of the second half of the league next week and the only way is up for the Eagles!

The mood in the clubrooms was definitely lifted however by news of the First teams stunning 9-0 victory away to Hillside

Friday night’s clash with Liberton in the Edinburgh Cup has been cancelled owing to Liberton’s withdrawal.

Published: June 18, 2015