Bowls: More travel sickness for Bainfield Ladies

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BAINFIELD LADIES suffered a second away defeat in Division 1C of the indoor bowls National League, losing 84-71 to Balbardie.

Mandy O’Donnell put up a strong show to skip her rink to a good eight-shot win over fellow cap Sharon Leitch but her success was not enough to cover setbacks for Isabel Anderson (-3), Anna Anderson (-7) and Marion Dickson (-11).

Bainfield’s opening spell was highlighted by a mighty count of five for Isabel Anderson on her third end and emulated by Anna Anderson on her sixth, who was bouncing back from the blow of losing an early six.

The visitors entered the second phase defending a 29-24 lead but saw that wiped out exactly by suffering a 29-24 setback despite O’Donnell contributing a positive 10-4 enabled by a five on end 10.

Anna Anderson suffered a 9-2 discomfort on the third phase that tipped the scales in favour of the home side and Balbardie cashed in with a 31-18 return to win the match.

O’Donnell zipped from 3-3 to 17-7 in the space of ten ends and skipped Heather Stoddart, Chloe Thomson and Rita Reid to a 21-13 win over Sarajane Wright, Catherine Shearer, Kim Ross and Leitch. Isabel Anderson added a second five at end 17 to skip Gladys Christie, Kathleen Barr and Theresa Blair into a 17-15 lead but then slipped to a 21-18 defeat from Delia Flannigan.

Anna Anderson and her rink of Aimie Robertson, Margaret Keenan and Susan Allan showed up brilliantly to lead 17-9 after ten ends but faded fast in a 26-19 defeat from Margo Duff. Dickson and her front three of Karen Tumblety, Davina Crawford and Betty Eaton were always against the collar in a 24-13 defeat from Angie Uttley.

Meanwhile, East Lothian went clear at the top with a commanding 110-64 victory over West Lothian, with all four home rinks winning.

Emma Logan skipped Margaret Murray, Jean Russell and Alicia Irvine to a 33-14 win over Jennifer Sneddon while Yvonne Veitch beat Lisa Barrett 28-19. Janet Fairnie accounted 25-14 for Jean Brown while Lauren Baillie beat Ann Clark, 24-17.

• EAST LOTHIAN gents are nursing a second defeat in three B Section Premier League matches following a 74-70 loss at Aberdeen.