Curling: Bute beaten by Gourock Ladies

Donnie MacLeod's Bute Curling Club rink lost 10-7 to Kilmacolm in the island club's latest match in the Greenock Day League.
Donnie MacLeod's Bute Curling Club rink lost 10-7 to Kilmacolm in the island club's latest match in the Greenock Day League.

Bute’s curlers fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of a Gourock Ladies side in their latest fixture in the Greenock Day League.

Ron Forrester (skip), Donald Kinnear, Colin Sharp and Nancy Kinnear lost the first end by a single shot, but levelled the match in the second end, only for Gourock to put the pressure on with two shots at both the third and fourth ends.

Trailing 5-1, Bute mounted a stirring fightback with three shots at the fifth end and then a single to level the match, and the final end could have gone either way, but it was Gourock who took the match with a single shot for a 6-5 victory.