East Lothian claim third Jock Brodie Seniors Trophy in a row

Willie Wood played a key role in East Lothian's victory
Willie Wood played a key role in East Lothian's victory
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The over-sixties brigade at East Lothian IBC have captured the Jock Brodie Seniors Challenge Trophy for a third time in a row after beating Dunfermline club Headwell 6-2.

Willie Wood MBE played a prominent part in the EL success, skipping Jim McLeod, Jock Brodie – after whom the event is named – and Peter Laidlaw to a commanding 25-8 win over Robbie Philip.

Wood and Co produced the first vital spark in the shape of a super count of six on end four to lead 7-4 then dwarfed their opposition with counts of 1, (1), 2, 1, 4, 3, (3), 2, 4, 1.

The chief architects of the EL triumph received strong support from the rink of Peter Fallen, John P Hamilton, BJ Smith and Tom Young, who were under pressure at 6-5 down to Jim Kerr but zipped to an 18-8 win with a home-straight dash of 2, 3, 3, (2), 3, 1, 1.

Headwell couldn’t win having sustained two defeats but they did spill EL blood in the shape of their rink skipped by Donald Waite inflicting a 19-9 wound on Kenny Glen, George Gray, Ronnie Douglas and Alastair Russell.

• SISTERS Leanne and Lauren Baillie staged an exceptional recovery to capture the 2-Bowl Pairs title at East Lothian having been crushed 9-0 in the opening set by Emma Logan and Janet Fairnie before winning the second 7-4 then dominating the tie-breaking third 12-4.