Week 14 2ndXV1

Did that really happen!

What a night!. What an end to the season!.

Up to Hillside for the last match and in the favourites position for the drop. However the boys were up for this one and got into the game right from the off. ROC’s lads got off to a flier getting 4 shots on the board in the first two ends only to drop a 2 and 4 to go behind. However a recovered 4 set them on their way and they pulled away to record a 22-7 win. Allan Mitchell’s lads stormed to a very comfortable win and the drama unfolded on rink 4 where Phil Rae’s guys held a good lead only to see it whittled back to one up playing the last. Hughie Hilson popped a beauty on the white and although the opposing skip got close with his deliveries Phil did not have to play his last bowl and recorded a two shot win. The only reverse was a battling defeat for Stans rink out on 5.

The drama was not done yet though. Hillside had needed a 5-4 win to take the title but news of Craigentinny’s 5-4 win over Maitland threw dark clouds over both the home and away camps the Northern needing to better Maitlands score to remain in the division. Frantic counting, many phone calls and all was revealed. The Northern stayed up courtesy of a better shots difference! Still the drama was not over as it was revealed that Corstorphine’s 9-0 thrashing of Tanfield, decided on a measure on the very last end, gave them the points they needed to complete a remarkable night and them the title.

Congratulations to Corstorphine on their achievement.

And a big well done to all who played in the NBC 2nds this year. It has been a struggle at times but we are still in the top flight and can look forward to another challenge next year!