Skip Charlie reports on a tremendous victory
The Ayr and Alloway rink of Paul Williams (lead), Scott McAndrew (second), Alan Richmond (third) and Charlie Steele (skip) faced stiff opposition against a Galston rink led by Jim Boswell.
After a shaky start, AACC were 5-0 down by the third end. However Charlie at last found his draw weight to pick up 2 at the fourth, and with excellent front end stones at the fifth, Galston were under more pressure and missed a take out. Charlie tucked his last stone half hidden behind a front guard, and Jim’s attempt at removing it glanced off and provided a steal of three.
The sixth end was nip and tuck with many stones in the house, and each player sitting on top of the previous stone. Galston picked up one with the last stone.
So to the final end, with AACC needing two to win. Paul played his take out immaculately, Scott had two perfect draws, Alan played two good stones leaving three AACC stones counting but one opposition stone as shot. With Jim’s last stone guard overdrawing, Charlie had a hack weight take-out with his final stone. Alan was shouting loudly for sweeping as it passed the guard by a good 2mm, to remove the shot and lie four.
An excellent performance from AACC, with a 9-6 victory, proving we can compete with the best of them!