Hilden hard done-by in nine shot defeat

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Hilden picked up two points when they lost by nine shots at home to Falls in Private Greens Division 2, though it was closer than the scoreline suggests.

Ahead 8-5 at the tenth Keith Morrison dropped a six but quickly responded with a six and went on to lead comfortably. He added a three to win by nine shots.

Two threes helped Raymond Gourley to a 13-5 lead at the tenth and 18-6 at 15 ends before winning by nine.

Down 3-13 at the tenth Howard McMullan never recovered and lost by 15 shots.

Level 8-8 at the tenth and 13-13 later on, Jonathan McMullan lost by 12 shots.

L. Finlay, H. Murray, D. Sloan, J. McMullan 13, P. Thompson 25; J. Liggett, A. Carlisle, R. Keag, H. McMullan 9, M. Morgan 24; M. Smyth, J. Williams, T. Gray, R. Gourley 21, P. Cassidy 12; P. Reid, A. Morrison, E. Marsden, K. Morrison 27, J. McFarland 18.

Great display by Hilden B

MOSSLEY B 1

HILDEN B 6

Hilden B were minus three regular skips and could only field 13 players for a variety of reasons - holidays, illness and injury - but they produced a great performance to take six points away to Mossley B in Division 5.

There were wins for Robin Campbell, Charlie Morrison and John Jordan with Max McClean finishing ahead but losing when quartered. It was really a great fight against the odds.

FORTH RIVER B 1

HILDEN B 6

Hilden B had already got a good result on Tuesday night when they took six points away to Forth River B.