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Monday, October 11, 2021

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Ayrshire's title hopes suffer with defeat by Renfrewshire, whilst the youths team draw third successive match

Ayrshire’s hopes of regaining the West of Scotland inter county league title suffered a severe blow on Sunday the 10th of October when the A team crashed to a 2.5 – 5.5 defeat away to Renfrewshire at Bonnyton, in the fourth match of the five fixture series.

Despite the Ayrshire team performing well, the standard of play from the hosts was outstanding, typified by the match involving Scott Brown, who was six under par but still suffered a 2 & 1 defeat, with his opponent returning ten under par figures for the holes played.

Match details (Renfrewshire names first) :-

Stewart Watt (Old Ranfurly) lost to John Shanks (Irvine) by 4&3

Willie McMillan (Bonnyton) halved with Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Alex Ferguson (Paisley) beat Daniel Forbes (Irvine) by 3&2

Derek Anderson (Cochrane Castle) beat Adam Sweeney (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 3&2

Jack Barnsley (Paisley) beat Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 2&1

Paul Dorrian (Greenock) beat Joe McSorley (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 1 hole

Andy Jamieson (Paisley) beat Steven Stamper (Turnberry) by 2&1

Craig Thomson (Gleddoch) lost to John Haggarty (Loudoun) by 2&1

RENFREWSHIRE   5.5    AYRSHIRE   2.5

With Lanarkshire winning narrowly, by 4.5 – 3.5, away to Glasgow and Dumbartonshire beating Stirlingshire at home by 5.5 – 2.5 in the other matches in week 4, Ayrshire now need to win their final fixture of the series at home to Dumbartonshire at Prestwick St Nicholas on Sunday the 17th of October, and hope that Renfrewshire are defeated, and Lanarkshire do no better than a draw in their respective final matches if Ayrshire have any chance of regaining the west league title in 2021

Present positions in the A league are:-


 

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

RENFREWSHIRE

4

3

1

0

19.5

12.5

7

14

LANARKSHIRE

4

2

2

0

19

13

6

12

AYRSHIRE

4

2

1

1

20

12

8

10

DUMBARTONSHIRE

3

1

0

2

9.5

14.5

-5

4

STIRLINGSHIRE

4

1

0

3

13

19

-6

4

GLASGOW

3

0

0

3

7

17

-10

0


In the corresponding youths fixture, at home to Renfrewshire youths at Troon Darley, the Ayrshire youths team fought out their third successive 4 – 4 draw in this season’s competition.

Match details (Ayrshire names first) :-

 

Scott Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Jack Crawford (Williamwood) by 6&5

Calum Cameron (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Jamie Sinamon (Gourock) by 5&4

Rob Yorston (Loudoun) lost to Tom Hepburn (Williamwood) by 5&3

John Kelly (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Kevan Ingram (Greenock) by 6&4

Jack Isherwood (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Drew Cleaver (Fereneze) by 2 holes

Chris Hunter (Ballochmyle) beat Ewan Urquhart (Paisley) by 6&4

Ross Caddis (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Aaron McCue  (Whinhill) by 3&2

Jamie Hay (Ayr Belleisle) beat Euan McGeoch (Paisley) by 1 hole 

AYRSHIRE YOUTHS   4   RENFREWSHIRE YOUTHS   4

In the other matches in week 4 of the youths league, Dumbartonshire moved to the top of the table with a 6 – 2 away win against Stirlingshire whilst Lanarkshire maintained their title hopes with an 8 – 0 home win over Glasgow.

Dumbartonshire play host to Ayrshire in the final match of the five week series, on Sunday the 17th of October, at Douglas park, knowing that a win will secure the youths league title for 2021.

Present positions in the West of Scotland Inter County Youths league are:-

 

 

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

DUMBARTONSHIRE

4

3

0

1

18

14

4

12

LANARKSHIRE

4

2

1

1

20.5

11.5

9

10

RENFREWSHIRE

4

2

1

1

17

15

2

10

AYRSHIRE

4

0

3

1

15

17

-2

6

GLASGOW

3

1

0

2

8

16

-8

4

STIRLINGSHIRE

3

0

1

2

9.5

14.5

-5

2

 

Monday, October 04, 2021

WEST OF SCOTLAND INTER COUNTY LEAGUES - Honours even in weekend matches with Lanarkshire

Honours were even in week 3 of the West of Scotland inter county leagues on Sunfday the 3rd of October, with the both the Ayrshire A and youths teams drawing 4 - 4 with Lanarkshire in their respective ties.

The A team lost their 100% record but maintained their unbeaten run in the competition, with their draw away from home, at Hamilton

The match looked likely to be a draw, with both teams recording fairly convincing wins in each of the ties they secured.


Match details (Lanarkshire names first) :-

Scott McPherson (Bothwell Castle) lost to John Shanks (Irvine) by 6&4

Mark O’Donnell (Hamilton) beat Robbie Muir (Kilmarnock Barassie) by 4&3

Gordon Yates (Colville Park) lost to Daniel Forbes (Irvine) by 3&2

Willie Steele (Lanark) beat Michael Smyth (Royal Troon) by 4&2

Kevin Prentice (Lanark) beat Scott Brown (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 5&4

Callum Connacher (Wishaw) beat Joe McSorley (Prestwick St Cuthbert) by 2&1

Andy Steven (Easter Moffat) lost to Steven Stamper (Turnberry) by 4&3

Caran Reilly (Easter Moffat) lost to John Haggarty (Loudoun) by 3&1

LANARKSHIRE      4    AYRSHIRE   4


In the other matches played on the 3rd of October, Dumbartonshire lost to Renfrewshire by 5.5 – 2.5 at Windyhill whilst Stirlingshire beat Glasgow 6 – 2 at Glenbevie.

Present positions in the A league, after week 3, are:-


 

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

AYRSHIRE

3

2

1

0

17.5

6.5

11

10

RENFREWSHIRE

3

2

1

0

14

10

4

10

LANARKSHIRE

3

1

2

0

14.5

9.5

5

8

STIRLINGSHIRE

3

1

0

2

10.5

13.5

-3

4

DUMBARTONSHIRE

2

0

0

2

4

12

-8

0

GLASGOW

2

0

0

2

3.5

12.5

-9

0


In the youths league Ayrshire hosted Lanarkshire at Prestwick St Cuthbert, where the teams shared the spoils, giving Ayrshire their second drawn match in the three games played.


Match details (Ayrshire names first) :-

Ross Caddis (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Scott Thomson (Drumpellier) by 3&2

Harvey Broadfoot (Troon Welbeck) beat Kieron McVicar (East Kilbride) by 4&3

Harvey McDonald (Ayr Belleisle) lost to Allan Woodhouse (East Kilbride) by 3&2

Max Barclay (Ayr Belleisle) beat Greg Andrews (East Kilbride) by 2 holes

David Blythe (Ballochmyle) lost to Mitchell Ronald (East Kilbrdie) by 2&1

Stuart Fairgrieve (Irvine) lost to David Fair (Hamilton) by 7&6

Scott Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) lost to Ben Paterson (Bellshill) by 4&3

Jack Thomas (Irvine) beat Luke Robertson (East Kilbride) by 4&3

AYRSHIRE YOUTHS  4   LANARKSHIRE YOUTHS  4


In the other Youths League matches on week 3, Renfrewshire beat Dumbartonshire 5.5 – 2.5 at Renfrew whilst the match between Glasgow and Stirlingshire was postponed due to the course being affected by the adverse weather.

Present positions in the Youths League after week 3 are:-

 

 

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

RENFREWSHIRE

3

2

0

1

13

11

2

8

DUMBARTONSHIRE

3

2

0

1

12

12

0

8

LANARKSHIRE

3

1

1

1

12.5

11.5

1

6

GLASGOW

2

1

0

1

8

8

0

4

AYRSHIRE

3

0

2

1

11

13

-2

4

STIRLINGSHIRE

2

0

1

1

7.5

8.5

-1

2


Next week, Sunday the 10th of October, the Ayrshire A team travel to play Renfrewshire at Bonnyton whilst the youths team are at home to Renfrewshire at Troon Darley.