Robert has White stuff to send Tanfield through

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Tanfield reached the second round of the Edinburgh Top Ten Championship with a 5-3 victory at home over Pilrig in which they needed a double on the last end of the Fours to win.

Robert White conjured up a magic two shots on end 17 to skip Graeme Swan, Willie Paul and Charlie McLaren to a 15-15 peel with Mike Trenholme, Ryan Gow, Mike Wilson and Graeme Gow.

Pilrig had entered that last end defending a match position of 4-4 and a plus of 3 shots but White – who had held a 12-0 lead after four ends – grabbed a point to tip the match scales 5-3 in favour of Tanfield.

Tanfield teenager Liam McKay made a whirlwind start in the Singles to lead 14-4 and proceeded to storm to a 21-10 win over Euan Craig.

The outcome in the Pairs was a nail-biting one with Walter Thomson and Mal Higgenbotham adding 3, 1, 3 to cross into a 12-8 lead over Pilrig duo Paul Barclay and Darren McKenny.

The visitors charged back with a run of 1, 2, 1 to stand peels playing the last where fortune favoured Tanfield in the shape of a double to clinch a 14-12 victory.

Pilrig would come to curse their luck in the outcome of the Pairs and Fours as a towering performance in the Triples saw Arran Morrison, Darren McCardle and Gavin Smith power to a 20-6 destruction of Derek McLean, Andy McNab and Stuart Campbell.

Bainfield enjoyed a 6-2 away win at Northern where Craig Paterson produced great form in the Singles to polish of Stan Christie 21-12 in 19 ends. In the Fours, Northern’s Jamie Reid skipped Darren Prentice, Gordon Wilson Snr and Davy Scott into an 8-1 lead then on to a commanding 24-11 win over Brian Stoddart. Bainfield trailed 11-8 in the Pairs but Graeme Fergus and Steven Pilley transformed the picture with a run of 2, 1, 3 to cross to 14 and they clinched a 15-13 win over Garry Harrison and Gordon Wilson Jnr.

The Triples saw Bainfield’s Adam Brock, Stuart Clark and Paul Millar edging a 13-12 win over Stevie Raeburn, Andy Reid, and Ian Miller.

Holders West End progressed with a 6-2 win at home to Ardmillan.

Other results: Sighthill 2, Hillside 6; Corstorphine 6, Dean 2; Summerside 8, Blackhall 0; Carrick Knowe 2, Colinton 6; Brunstane 6, Balerno 2; Postal 4, Maitland 4 (won on Singles); Merchiston beat Dudley; Seafield 6, LRF 2; Wardie 6, Liberton 2; Slateford 6, Leith 2; Mayfield 8, Portobello 0; Tramways 0, Currie 8.