Isle of Bute Pool League leaders Galatea 2 opened up a six-point advantage at the top of the table this week after a 6-3 win at home to the second-placed Struan Bar team.
Gordon Cumming and Duncan Brown won the first two singles for the visitors, but the Galatea team hit back to win all the remaining singles games - and added two of the three doubles encounters as well to ensure the Struan team went home without a point.
The Galatea pair of Chez Harrison and Richard Reid remain joint top of the individual standings, now with eight wins each, but the ladies’ and under-21 contests both now have outright leaders in the shape of Debbie McQueenie (Gamba’s 1) and Connor Toon (Gamba’s 2) respectively.
Fixtures for Thursday, January 29 in the Shield competition are as follows: Golf Club v Struan (in the Golf Club), Galatea 1 v Golfers 1 (at Galatea), Golfers 2 v Kingarth (at Golfers Bar), Gamba’s 1 v Galatea 2 (at Gamba’s Bar).
* More pool league news in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 29.