Thursday, September 23, 2010

LADIES WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER CLUB LEAGUE - Milngavie grab Greenlees Trophy in grandstand finish

The conclusion of Division 1 in the 2010 West Of Scotland Ladies Inter Club League for the Greenlees Trophy proved equally as exciting as the division 2 finish as Milngavie grabbed the title with a comprehensive win over Troon ladies in their final match of the season.

Needing to win by 7 - 2 on Tuesday 21st September, in order to overtake the leaders Cathkin Braes, the Milngavie side dashed Troon Ladies remaining slim hopes of the title by winning six of the nine ties outright. The other three ties were a more nailbiting affair, with all three going to the final green and finishing square in each case. This gave Milngavie 7.5 points and the premier title by one point over Cathkin Braes.

With only the rearranged match between Kilmarnock (Barassie) & Troon Ladies still to be played, the leading places and the relegation positions cannot be altered. Kilmarnock (Barassie) can consolidate their third place in their remaining match whilst Troon Ladies can hoist themselves into fourth or even third place depending on the scoreline in the match.

A defeat by 6 - 3 at home to Cathkin Braes in their final match of the season left West Kilbride in one of the two relegation places along with Cardross, 1.5 points adrift of third bottom team, Kilmacolm.

The standings at present are :-


Milngavie 48.5
Cathkin Braes 47.5
Kilmarnock Barassie 38
Ranfurly Castle 34.5
Douglas Park 34
Troon 32
Kilmacolm 30.5
West Kilbride 29
Cardross 21

Prestwick St Nicholas go up to division one next season as Division 2 champions after their heroic 7.5 - 1.5 win over Lanark in their final match, and will be joined by Whitecraigs, whilst Bothwell Castle and Lanark will go down to Division 3.

Final standings in the division are :-


Prestwick St. Nicholas 49
Whitecraigs 48.5
Haggs Castle 44
Hilton Park 40.5
Erskine 34
Eastwood 33.5
Williamwood 28
Lanark 27
Bothwell Castle 19.5

Largs will play in division 2 next year after winning the Division 3 title by a comprehensive margin, and will be joined by Cowglen who edged out Old ranfurly by one point for the other promotion spot.

With Turnberry dropping out of the league early on in the campaign, it will be hoped that the club will not remain out of the leagues for too long.

Final placings in the division are :-


Largs 46.5
Cowglen 34
Old Ranfurly 33
Greenock 32.5
Lenzie 29
East Renfrewshire 27
Cawder 25.5
Cathcart Castle 24.5
Turnberry 0

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