Curling: Bute lose out to Greenock Ladies

Bute Curling Club lost 7-5 to Greenock Ladies on November 25.
Bute Curling Club lost 7-5 to Greenock Ladies on November 25.

Bute Curling Club’s rink of Donnie MacLeod (skip), Ron Forrester, Colin Sharp and Bill Stein lost 7-5 to Greenock Ladies in their latest league fixture at the Waterfront Leisure Centre.

Bute’s opponents won the first two ends with singles, but Donnie and co levelled the match with two shots at the third - only for Greenock to open up what would prove to be a crucial advantage when they scored three shots in the fourth end.

Bute pulled one back in the fifth, but two more shots in the penultimate end gave Greenock a commanding 7-3 advantage as the game neared its conclusion.

Greenock were still in a strong position as the seventh end came to a close, with one shot counting, and though a take-out shot from Donnie gave the island rink two shots, it wasn’t enough to win the match overall.