Scotland clawed their way back from a 10-5 opening defeat by Ireland to score a gritty 8-7 win over England on Day 2 of the men's home internationals at Southerndown GC, South Wales The Scots got their heads down in the best possible way to take a 3-2 lead from the foursomes.
Ayrshire's Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) had a good day on Thursday, winning both his morning foursomes and afternoon singles ties.
(Report courtesy of the www.scottishgolfview.com website)
Graeme Robertson and Jack McDonald, Daniel Young and Jamie Savage, and Adam Dunton and Craig Ross were the three winning partnerships for Scotland.
Honours were shared 5-5 in the singles, leaving the Scots the overall match winners by a single point, 8-7.
Double winners on the day for Scotland were Robertson, McDonald, Savage, Craig Ross and Daniel Young.
Craigie Hill, Perth's Young has won all four of his ties so far in the tournament.
Ireland are favourites to take the title after being Wales 8-7. They top the table with 2pt. Scotland are lying second with 1pt while Wales and England share third place with half a point apiece.
DAY 2 DETAILS
ENGLAND 7, SCOTLAND 8
England names first
R Evans and B Sow lost to G Robertson and J McDonald 2 and 1.
A Chapman and S Crookall-Nixon lost to D Young and J Savage 5 and 3.
T Anderson and A Chesters bt J Ross and C Robb 6 and 5.
L Johnston and P Kinnear lost to A Dunton and C Ross 7 and 6
D Wasteney and N Marsh bt M Clark and S Gibson 7 and 6.
Stow lost to Robertson 2 holes.
Evans lost to Savage 2 and 1.
Chesters bt Robb 4 and 3.
Chapman lost to Young 3 and 2.
Wasteney bt J Ross 2 and 1.
Anderson lost to McDonald 1 hole
Marsh bt Gibson 1 hole
Crookall-Nixon lost to C Ross 2 and 1.
Kinnear bt G Marchbank 2 and 1.
Johnson bt Clark 2 holes
IRELAND 8, WALES 7
Ireland names first
J Hume and G Moynihan lost to M Hearne and D Boote 1 hole.
J R Galbraith and C McElroy lost to B Westgate and M Moseley 6 and 5t.
C Campbell and C Selfridge bt Z Galliford and E Griffith 4 and 3.
R Bridges and R Dawson lost to O Edwards and L Jones 4 and 3.
P Dunne and G Hurley bt J Bush and James 3 and 1.
Moynihan lost to Hearne 2 and 1.
C Sharvin lost to Boote 6 and 5.
McElroy bt Griffith 4 and 3.
Hume bt Westgate 4 and 3
Galbraith bt R Davies 3 and 1.
Campbell lost to Moseley 2 holes.
Selfridge bt James 6 and 4
Bridges lost to Bush 2 and 1.
Dunne bt Jones 2 and 1.
Hurley bt Galliford 3 and 2.