IN a mirror image of last week at the Kennedy St green, Balmoral inflicted a late run win on the Hamilton side.
The week before it was Hamilton who rallied.
At afternoon tea scores were all square and the players braced for a real tussle.
Scores see-sawed with Hamilton and then Balmoral gaining the advantage.
The visitors were 10 shots ahead with a few ends to play.
The rink, skipped by Gordon Scott, collected six shots in two ends to have the opposition on edge.
Undeterred, Nev Trotman climbed from a deficit to win by three … the final margin.
The Merryfull brothers played each other and while the Hamilton rink was victorious by seven, next door Wendell Timms, who had been given the scare, managed to hang on to counter the above.
The two ladder positions didn’t alter, but the spacing did.
Portland Gold had to pull out all stops to take most of the points from Grangeburn.
Peter Cottier and team turned 10 points into 12, winning the only Gold rink by 23.
Paul Symmons scored 32 and Owen Ross won by four.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, December 5, 2013.