Report on last league games sorry for delay M/Sect on the ball but i had man flu.
In the first knockout final of the season, Howard Anstruther’s Forres ,holders of the Gammack Bell, were comprehensively outplayed by Wilson Burnett. The Fochabers front end were superb and set up end after end, losing only a 2 at the sixth in a one sided 10-2 victory.A fabulous straight raise by Fiona Ewen knocking the stuffing out of the Forres four at the fourth end.
In league division 1, it was a productive week for Neil Durno, who had 2 good wins, first against Alan Campbell and then against Aberlour’s Andy Cameron. 3 generations of Cameron and a Sharpe couldn’t quite cut it against the consistent Fochabers combo.
Campbell’ s rink, however were more successful in their second game of the week against League leader Kenny Oswald. The Buckie team worked away and nicked a single shot win when Kenny’s last stone draw pulled up just short.
Neil Mustard finally won his first game of the season , the Darnaway lads were always ahead in their clash with Sunninghill.
In Division 2 Ryan Mackenzie, down 7-3 after 5 ends, picked up a 4 and a single steal to pip Bill Jaffrey’s league leaders .
Forres’ Mike Macdonald kept up their league challenge with a tight 6-5 win over the Tennis Club, a 4 at the sixth end being the decisive score.
Abby Duncan finally picked up both points with a very close 8-7 win. The Fochabers boys seemed to be in the clear with an 8-1 lead after 5 ends , but lost concentration to lose a 4 and then a 2 to just pip Howard Anstruther.
In Division 3 Molly Keen kept up her excellent form with a 6-4 win over Bob Stewart and Eddie Milne had a big win over Charlie Watt jnr. Poor Charlie could only score a 2 at the first end before Eddie steamrollered to a 12-2 win.
Ronald Christie was another big winner, this time over the Rotarians. Fours at the second and fifth ends eased the Fochabers rink to a 10-5 win.
In Division 4, a 5 at the third end gave Helen Downey a comfortable win over Alastair Maltman ‘s bankers, and in the all ladies division 5 game, Linda Hardie’s Forres lasses were 13-0 up after 4 ends against Moray Firth Ladies and held on for a 14-4 victory.