Maxwell Ladies were represented by L Nisbet, D Carson, B Gardiner and skipped by Margaret McGregor. The Rolling Stones team were F Watson, M Lang, C Anderson and skipped by Val Aitman.
In the first end, Maxwell Ladies opened the scoring with a Three, before The Rolling Stones team had a chance to settle. The next four ends all went with the hammer and each team picking up one shot so after five ends it was 5 shots to 2 in favour of Maxwell Ladies. However, in the 6th end an early stone into the house by Maxwell Ladies was continually well guarded until The opposition run out of Stones and the lead was extended to four. The Rolling Stones changed tactics by putting stones into the house and were lying Three up when Bev Gardiner (3rd) came to play her 2nd Stone. A miss would have put them in real trouble but nerves were steadied and Beverley played a great hit and roll to lie one shot almost on the pot Lid and behind a guard. Carol Anderson (Rolling Stones 3rd) managed to get round the guard and tap the shot stone back to lie One shot. The skips were unable to draw any closer than the Two stones that were lying within the four feet so it was one to The Rolling Stones.
This still meant they were 3 down playing the last end and without the hammer. The rolling Stones had very little chance in the last end with eventual 10 guard stones lying in front of the house. Switching to trying to draw into the house did not work as either the stones came up short or went sailing though the back of the house. Maxwell Ladies then managed to put a stone round all the guard stones to lie safely hidden and despite the efforts of Val Aitman’s team they were able to get past the 10 stones that were now lying in front of the house.
Maxwell Ladies were delighted to win the competition but made a special mention of the standard of play and thanked their opposition for not only a great game but played in a very friendly manner.
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