Craigentinny celebrate a sixth Edinburgh Cup win

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The Edinburgh Cup, sponsored by Specsavers of Shandwick Place and North Bridge, rests at Craigentinny for a record-enhancing sixth time after the holders completed a 9-3 victory over Northern in the final at Parkside.

The Craigentinny 24 contained four fathers and sons in the shape of Tony and Grant McLaren, Stuart and Kevin McFarlane, Alex and Scott Duncan, and Daniel Gormley Snr and Jnr.

Wins for Ian Paterson, Kevin McFarlane, Andy Jeffrey and Willie McDonald secured the victory despite the defeat of Andrew Caldwell and a peel for Daniel Gormley Jnr.

Northern came into the final as underdogs but were heartened when Ian Millar skipped Stevie Raeburn, Walter Murphy and Andy Reid into a 17-10 win over Josh Spalding, Alex Duncan, Darren Smith and Caldwell.

However Ian Paterson delivered a more inspirational victory for Craigentinny, the former Tait Trophy champion in rampant form to skip Jim McLeod, Tony McLaren and David Brown to a spectacular 27-6 win over Gordon Wilson Snr.

Kevin McFarlane skipped David Torrance, Stuart McFarlane and Grant McLaren to an 18-12 win over David Scott.

Northern looked good for a win on the rink of Gary Largue, Ian McDonald, Grant Young and Roy Campbell when leading 15-10 but they were crossed 17-15 before carding a double to finish peels with Ramsay Stewart, Scott Duncan, Scott Rodgers and Gormley Jnr.

There was late drama as the rink of Stuart Betts, Daniel Gormley Snr, Gordon Bold and McDonald stole a 14-12 win over Gordon Wilson Jnr.

Craigentinny’s rink of Craig McCall, Ronnie Douglas, Kevin Hunter, and Jeffrey trailed 12-8 before battling back to edge a 16-14 win over Jamie Reid.

“This win ices the cake of my year as president as the club also won the 1st Sixteen, 2nd Sixteen, and Seniors, league titles,” reflected Grant McLaren.