Bainfield head across Forth for must-win encounter

Bainfield must do without Robert Marshall tomorrow

Bainfield must do without Robert Marshall tomorrow

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Bainfield gents are hoping to create some much-needed new year cheer this weekend in a ‘must-win’ tie against fellow strugglers Abbeyview in Division B of the indoor bowls Premier League.

The Fifers occupy the automatic relegation position with just two points from seven matches and host a Bainfield team four points better off but paying the price for a winless away record.

The Capital outfit head across the Forth Road Bridge tomorrow without star figures Robert Marshall and Jamie Reid.

“It’s a must-win game for both teams but sharing the six-point mark with Aberdeen gives us a chance of preserving our Premier League status without going through a play-off,” said player manager Gavin Smith.

Bainfield:

Rink 1: Tam Ebbs, Danny McCourt, Daniel Gormley, Craig Paterson.

Rink 2: Graeme Mcintosh, Alan Brown, Kevin Tennant, Colin Hutchison.

Rink 3: Josh Spalding, Steven Rennie, John McDermott, Gavin Smith.

Rink 4: Mark McIntosh, Steven Pilley, Brian Stoddart, James Hogg.

East LOTHIAN have a mountain to climb in order to finish top of the table as Falkirk sit four points clear of them and fellow chasers Ayr.

“We face a three match run-in and our situation demands that we win them all and hope that Falkirk lose twice,” said EL captain Scott Kennedy.

East Lothian entertain Aberdeen in tomorrow’s match at the Alex Marshall Arena but need to serve up a winning performance without assistance from stalwart figures Mark Johnston and Andy Jeffrey and icon figure Marshall.

East Lothian:

Rink 1: Mal Higgenbotham, Jamie Gordon, Jamie Higgins, Derek Oliver.

Rink 2: Ewan Fallen, Andy Burt, Graham Robertson Willie Wood MBE.

Rink 3: Joe Mower, Dougie Berwick, Stuart W Thomson, Billy Mellors.

Rink 4: Lessel Middler, Glenn Blair, Gary Darling, Scott Kennedy.