Bowls: Maitland two points clear in Division 2

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Maitland showed good away form to beat Mayfield 6-3 in last night’s Division 2 match of the Alpha Trophies Edinburgh Bowling League.

It’s a result that gives then a two-point lead over second-placed Leith, who kept themselves in the frame with a 7-2 win at home to foot-of-the-table London Road Foundry.

But West End remain a danger to both with their third place enhanced by a 7-2 away victory over relegation-zoned Corstorphine that leaves them just 4½ points adrift of the leader.

Willowbrae chalked up a 7-2 win at home to Wardie a result that sees both clubs sitting in comfortable middle-table positions with just two fixtures to fulfil.

Latest league positions: Maitland 68, Leith 66, West End 63, Willowbrae 59, Wardie 53, Mayfield 49, Corstorphine 43, LRF 30.

Goldenacre’S bid to go through their Division 3 programme undefeated was dashed in fixture 12 of 14 by a 7-2 defeat away to fellow title race contenders Postal.

Postal still have an eight-point gap to close and also need to look over their shoulder at third-placed Dean who remain just 4½ adrift after a 7-2 win at home to Ardmillan.

Other results: Seafield 6 Liberton 3; Dudley 4 Whitehouse & Grange 5.

Latest league positions: Goldenacre 74, Postal 66, Dean 61, Ardmillan 60, Whitehouse & Grange 52, Dudley 49, Liberton 39, Seafield 29.