Sighthill call shots in final to clinch Top Ten honours

Sighthill are Edinburgh Top Ten champions for 2017
Sighthill are Edinburgh Top Ten champions for 2017
Have your say

Sighthill will represent the Capital in next season’s Scottish Inter-County Top Ten Championship having been crowned the 2017 Virgin Trains-sponsored champions of Edinburgh.

Their wins in the Singles and Fours combined with success for opponents Tanfield in the Pairs and Triples produced a 4-4 deadlock on points at Postal BC but a 72-63 shot aggregate clinched the title for Sighthill.

In the Singles, Tanfield’s Liam McKay, 21, faced 30-year-old John McDermott with the latter escaping from the jaws of defeat by serving up a sizzling run of 2, 2, 1 to snatch a dramatic 
21-20 victory. Peels had been called at 8-8, 10-10 and 14-14 but it was McKay who broke the deadlock with a brilliant conversation that yielded him three shots and a lead of 18-16. Then, two singles to 20 set the pulse rates racing in the Tanfield camp. McDermott saved game against him twice with conversions of the head bringing him a 2, 2 reward to stand 20-20 then he did enough on a do-or-die end to card the winning single.

In the Pairs, Tanfield’s Stuart McKean and Stuart Campbell powered through with a four-end run of 3, 1, 2, 1 that transformed a 12-8 deficit into a 15-12 win over Adam Melrose and Graeme Eddington. Robert White of Tanfield carded 1, 4, 2, 3 to skip Graeme Swan and Charlie McLaren from 5-14 to a 15-14 win over Aaron Donald, Scott Lyell and Stuart Isbister in the Triples.

But Sighthill held the upper hand in the Fours where a 14-5 lead for Ross Moodie, David Connelly, Ross Noble and Gary Connelly withstood the later loss of a six to deliver a 25-15 win over Calum Munro, Marshall Shearer, David 
Snodgrass and Andy McNab.