Good wins for Angus Glens

The ladies of the Angus Glens played two games in the Norrie Shield competition in December.

In the first game, Fiona Brown with her team of Ruth Baynes, Lesley Joiner and Sheila Bradley won by one shot against Maggie Orr, Liz Lonsdale, Nicola Joiner and Aileen McMillan.

The return match ended up with a great last stone from Maggie earning a hard-fought draw. The Shield was won by Fiona’s team over the two matches.

Only two teams contested the Black Medal this year, with both matches just before Christmas. Aileen McMillan and her team of Terry Lonsdale, Nicola Joiner and Ian Smith were the winners overall in a closely fought encounter against Ruth Baynes, Andy Nicol, David Vernon and Lesley Joiner.

In the pairs competiton, there are still quite a few games to play so it is too early to calculate with the new league format this season. Jim McMillan (subbing for Ian Smith) and June Coull had a very comfortable win 8-3 against Andy Nicol and Ellen McGibbon.

The daytime pairs still have two matches to play, so again it is all to play for with that trophy.

The only league game played so far in 2014 has put the cat among the pigeons! Brian Mitchell (subbing for League leader Bill Grant, who had taken to the slopes 
instead) and his team of 
David Vernon, Ellen McGibbon and Colin Thomson played against son Ewan Mitchell, Fergus McIntosh, Andy Nicol and June Coull. The result was a comfortable win for Ewan’s team and has left the league with all to play for now.

A friendly match was played against Suttieside with almost two teams turning out for each club. Jim McMillan, June Coull, Brian Ruffhead and Aileen McMillan (late sub for Fin McKenzie) lost only 10-9 thanks to six points picked up for one of the opposition failing to show. Fiona Brown, Jean Ruffhead, Terry Lonsdale and Andy Nicol also lost 3-9 so overall it was a decisive win for Suttieside.

In the Agricar competition, the Glens have had good wins against Forfar Ladies, Lundie and Auchterhouse and Braeknowe and sit proudly in third position in the rankings having won eight games out of 10 played.

In the Province, the Angus Glens had a very close win 9-8 against the Young Curlers and then a slight stutter against Forfar Ladies, going down 3-9. However, they have recently bounced back with a big win of 12-1 against Kirriemuir Ladies and have regained their position at the top of the League with four wins out of six games played.