Pilrig make late promotion charge in EBL Division 2

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WHILE clear leaders Tanfield continue to dawdle in front, there are signs of a late surge up the table from Pilrig as the race for promotion hots up in Division 2 of the Alpha Trophies-sponsored Edinburgh Bowling League.

Tanfield hold an 11-point lead over third-placed Goldenacre and look set for a quick return to the top flight.

Pilrig, meantime, were not so long ago flirting with the relegation zone but the prospect of life in Division 3 probably jolted them into action and their latest shot in the arm is a 7-2 win at home to Tanfield.

It’s a win that moves Pilrig up into fourth place and, with 52 points, they’re hot on the heels of second-placed Postal (55) and Goldenacre (52) in the battle for the second promotion place. Postal won away at 
foot-of-the-table Willowbrae this week but the 5-4 result leaves them vulnerable to Goldenacre and Pilrig.

Goldenacre blew it big time, however, as – despite home advantage – they flopped to a surprise 5-4 defeat from a Mayfield team fighting relegation with just three fixtures to go.

West End look to have kept themselves safe in mid-table with a 7-2 home win which saw them leapfrog opponents Wardie.

Standings:

Tanfield 65; Postal 55; Goldenacre 54; Pilrig 52; West End 49; Wardie 48; Mayfield 39; Willowbrae 34.