Liberton open up two-point cushion on Prestonfield

Liberton's Anthony Blaney suffered a defeat. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Liberton's Anthony Blaney suffered a defeat. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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LIBERTON cemented their position at the top of the South East Edinburgh Winter League after making home advantage count against Craigmillar Park.

A 3-1 victory moved Liberton on to seven points, giving them a two-point cushion over nearest challengers Prestonfield after they won by the same margin over Duddingston.

Craigmillar Park had Sandy Scott and Craig Murison to thank for avoiding a whitewash in their match, the duo recording a splendid 3 and 2 victory over Anthony Blaney and David Kerr.

John Shepherd and Scott Speakman got Duddingston off to a flyer as they won by the same margin in the top match at Prestonfield.

But the home side then came out on top in the tightly-fought affairs, the points being secured by Ricky Myles and Kevin McGhee as they won the bottom match on the 17th green.

With Duddingston and Craigmillar Park both sitting on just two points from four matches, it’s now a straight fight between Liberton and Prestonfield for the title.

Duddingston are strong favourites to land the junior crown after maintaining their 100 per cent record with a 2-1 win at Prestonfield.

Even with two games in hand, Craigmillar Park and Liberton already have their work cut out to catch the leaders.