Our near neighbours the Whipmen of West Linton were in town last week for the bi-annual home match. Defeated on their track last season, victory thoughts were focused for our last 2018 home match 2018.
First out for Team Peebles Ian"Creed"Tate & Sam"TheMan"Walker. Despite playing Linton's lowest handicapper, off 6, they cruised with no nonsense, as assassins due, to a comfortable 4&3 victory.
Jim"Chariot"Cutler & Geff"Corgi"Lawson, were paired against our visitors captain. A tight match throughout Team Peebles were sitting dormie 2, however a resurgent Linton pair snatched back scores at the 17th & 18. That match was halved.
Vic Roberts & Les Biscomb were the last off the front nine. Both had shown excellent form in club comps, with handicaps suitably adjusted. However that was not sufficient against talented opponents. Our lads took them all the way to the 18th where they finally lost out 1 down.
With Ian Mewitt cruising the Spanish coastline, it fell upon Stevie Matthews to fill his shoes and team up with Ian Pemberton. Both were playing their last home games, Stevie as captain & Ian before standing down at the end of this season. Nip & tuck the entire way round the match was finally sealed for the home team with a birdie 4 on the 9th. Victory 1 up.
Brian"Chirpy"Taylor partnering Roger Scott were next off and another tight match which was destined to end in a half. Match drawn.
The last Team Peebles game saw Alan Jackson being paired with Brain"CE"Robson. The latter has been showing some exceptional form this season, which he carried into this match. Supported wonderfully by Alan when called upon, our lads destroyed their opposition. Victory 7&5.
The final result produced an emphatic 4 - 2 victory for Team Peebles. In so doing we very much held the "whip hand". Excellent result gents, and with that came another superb result, we had retained our unbeaten home record for 2018. That is third year in a row we have achieved the status of fortress Kirkland Street.
Next match away at Carnwath - a new fixture for 2018. We convincingly beat them at home. Let's believe that the only issue of concern with this return rubber is the traffic road works which will require you travelling via Biggar !!
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