Sunday, November 14, 2004

WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUES - Ayrshire finish on a high with victory at Stirling

The Ayrshire A Team finished on a winning note in this seasons West Of Scotland Inter County Leagues with victory in their rearranged match on, Saturday 13th November, against Stirlingshire at Stirling.

Despite a heavy defeat for Tommy Loy in the opening tie, Kilmarnock Barassie's two boys internationalists, David Addison and Robert McKnight hit back in the following ties to put Ayrshire in front, a lead which was further extended with a victory from Steven Spence.

Despite David Glass being defeated in the 5th tie, the Barassie duo of Stewart Macaulay and Alan Dickie ensured at least a draw for Ayrshire, with wins which took the match score to 5 - 2.

The quest for the half point required for victory was hindered by defeats for David Orchison and Steven McEwan, leaving the match score at 5-4 with one match remaining on course.

In the final match, Alastair Leggate of Kilmarnock Barassie had made great efforts to help out the side, being contacted only an hour and a half before the match was due to start, after one of the team was detained elsewhere and had to call off, but Alastair's dedication was well rewarded, his 4 & 3 victory giving the team the all important point required for a 6 - 4 victory.

MATCH RESULTS (Ayrshire Names First)

TOMMY LOY (Ballochmyle) lost to B. Genese (Stirling) 6 & 5
DAVID ADDISON (Barassie) beat S. McLaughlin (Falkirk Tryst) 4 & 3
ROBERT McKNIGHT (Barassie) beat D. Buchanan (Falkirk Tryst) 5 & 3
STEVEN SPENCE (Irvine) beat G. Barrie (Callander) 3 & 1
DAVID GLASS (St. Cuthbert) lost to S. Aitken (Falkirk Tryst) 3 & 2
STEWART MACAULAY (Barassie) beat G. McIntyre (Dunblane) 1 hole
ALAN DICKIE (Barassie) beat C. Mundie (Carmuirs) 3 & 2
DAVID ORCHISON (Welbeck) lost to S. Fergusson (Falkirk Tryst) 6 & 5
STEVEN McEWAN (Barassie) lost to L. Blair (Grangemouth) 3 & 1
ALASTAIR LEGGATE (Barassie) beat J. Donaldson (Brucefields) 4 & 3


No comments: