Lothians thump Northumberland at Duddingston

Keith Reilly
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A Dominant singles display helped Lothians record a thumping 12.5-5.5 victory over Northumberland in an annual match played at Duddingston.

It was Lothians’ first triumph in the event since winning 9.5-8.5 at City of Newcastle in 2012, which was sandwiched by home defeats at Newbattle (12-6) in 2011 and Prestonfield (10-8) in 2013.

After the morning foursomes were shared 3-3, Keith Reilly’s men wasted no time wrapping up the welcome win by taking five-and-a-half points from the top six singles matches.

Double winners on the day for Lothians were Kingsfield duo Allyn Dick and Jordyn Rhind, Ross Thomson (Gullane) and Keith Nicholson (Haddington).

“The whole team played very well and I was especially happy with the three youngsters we blooded in the match – Kieran Cantley, Joe Bryce and Mark Napier,” said Reilly.