Borderers suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the West Lothian Outfit.  But it was a close run affair with Craigshill xcite taking the match 14-10 and 3-2 on rubbers.

Del Sharratt and Kenny Aiston player out the match of the night, Kenny went 2-0 up 15-10, 15-10 and seemed to be well in control, but Del took the third 15-9.  Aiston had 2 match points in the fourth game at 14-13 and 15-14 but Del wouldn’t give up and took it 17-15 to take the match to a decider.  Again Kenny Aiston had two match points at 14-12 and 14-13 but Sharratt just didn’t take his foot off the pedal and triumphed to give the Reivers victory in the opening rubber 3-2.

The Reivers other victory came byway of First Seed Tony Elliot, who won a bit more straight forward against Eric McMullan; unfortunately just over a week previously McMullen had tripped in his home and pulled a muscle in his leg – it was obvious his movement was still hampered in this tie and Tony eased to a 3-0 victory.

Other than Tony’s victory the rest of the ties really could have went either way and there wasn’t much to separate the teams at all.

Scores, Reivers players first:

Tony Elliot 3-0 Eric McMullen (15-5, 15-11, 15-8)

Jordan Reid 2-3 Phil Brown (10-15, 15-13, 12-15, 15-7, 6-15)

Graeme Gillie 1-3 Iain McIvor (15-11, 4-15, 10-15, 9-15)

Piers Wilkinson 1-3 Jamie MacKay (10-15, 15-10, 11-15, 11-15)

Del Sharratt 3-2 Kenny Aiston (10-15, 10-15, 15-9, 16-14, 17-15)