Monday, October 11, 2004

WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUES - A Team narrowly defeated by Dumbartonshire

Despite an encouraging start in their first match in this seasons West Of Scotland County League, the Ayrshire A team suffered a narrow 6 - 4 defeat at Helensburgh on Saturday 9th October, against Dumbartonshire.

Tommy McInally (Loudoun) had a difficult task in the lead match, against former Scottish Champion and Walker Cup squad member Andrew MacArthur (Windyhill), with the scottish internationalist taking the tie by 5 & 4 to put Dumbartonshire into the lead.

In the second tie, Scottish boys internationalist David Addison (Kilmarnock Barassie) earned a notable half match against fellow boys internationalist and Scottish Boys Champion, Scott Henry (Cardross).

When Kilmarnock Barassie duo, Stuart MacAulay and Alan Dickie won the next two ties, by 3 & 2 and 2 & 1 over Kevin Smith and Craig Checkley respectively, Ayrshire held a 2.5 - 1.5 lead.

Despite this, only a half match from David Glass (Prestwick St. Cuthbert) and a 4 & 3 win by Barry Crawford (West Kilbride) could add to Ayrshire's total, leaving them just short of taking anything from the match.

In the remaining ties, David Orchison (Ballochmyle) was defeated by 3 & 2 in his debut match for the county side, both Ross Duncan (Brodick) and Steven Spence (Irvine) suffered 2 & 1 defeats, whilst Stephen McBlain (Prestwickl St. Cuthbert) was narrowly defeated by one hole to give Dumbartonshire a clear win in the match.


Tommy McInally (Loudoun) lost to A. MacArthur (Windyhill) 5 & 4
David Addison (Barassie) halved with S. Henry (Cardross)
Stuart Macaulay (Barassie) beat K. Smith by 3 & 2
Alan Dickie (Barassie) beat C. Checkley 2 & 1
David Glass (St. Cuthbert) halved his match
Stephen McBlain (St. Cuthbert) lost by 1 hole
Ross Duncan (Brodick) lost 2 & 1
David Orchison (Ballochmyle) lost 3 & 2
Barry Crawford (West Kilbride) won 4 & 3
Steven Spence (Irvine) lost 2 & 1


Next Saturday, 16th October, Ayrshire meet Glasgow, with the A team playing at home over West Kilbride whilst the youth team travel to Bishopbriggs. Both matches tee off at 11.00 a.m. and spectators are very welcome.

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