Scottish Cup success

ON SATURDAY the Arbroath and District Indoor Bowling Club’s ladies’ team travelled to Forfar to play Dundee in the Scottish Cup.

This proved to be a very close game with both sides taking the lead at various times throughout the game. Dundee held a 10-shot advantage, but one of the Arbroath teams picked up valuable shots over the latter period of the game and the others followed to ensure a narrow victory by six shots.

They now play against Turriff at Aberdeen on Saturday, March 16.

Next week the Scottish Triples winners of L. Furye, T. McKay and C. Ruxton go to Stanley to play in the British Isles Championship. The club wishes them every success.

On Saturday the Gents travelled to Falkirk to play against East Kilbride in their Scottish Cup game.

In the early part of the game Arbroath found the carpet quite fast and after five ends were behind by five shots. They then adapted to the carpet and at the halfway stage were in front by 12 shots. In the second half of the game they had control of the match and ran out winners by 22 shots. They now play Abbeyview tomorrow (Saturday).

On Sunday the Gents travelled to Headwell to play against Alloa in a promotion play-off game. A close game was anticipated and this was the case as Arbroath held a narrow five-shot advantage after five ends. After 10 ends it was still a five-shot advantage. By 15 ends Arbroath had increased their lead to 12 shots.

Alloa rallied in the later part of the game but Arbroath held their advantage to win by 10 shots.

This means Arbroath have qualified to play in a higher league next season.