First versus second clash results in 70-all draw

Jan Turner of Highland Red during her sideʼs division two win over Golf Gold in round four of Saturday Pennant at the weekend.

An absolute thriller unfolded between Highland Tartan and Talbot Gold in round four of Saturday pennant at the weekend, with the top-of-the-table clash ending in a draw.

Before the weekend, Tartan held the most prized position in the competition by just two premiership points over Talbot and despite the 70-all draw, emerged better off by claiming two from three rinks.

Greg Shay was Tartan’s first victor of the day, taking a very impressive 31-16 win.

Talbot’s Peter McLoughlin flipped the lead with a 34-15 victory over Brian Daly, but Gary Coburn reined in Highland’s deficit to the letter with a 24-20 win over Peter Fletcher, seeing both sides on 70 at the end of play.

Tartan remains in first place on the division one ladder on 41 premiership points, just ahead of Talbot Gold on 37.

Third placed Dunolly Blue is catching up to the top two after a clean sweep over Golf Blue at the weekend afforded it 12 premiership points.

Greg Dobbin’s 24-19 rink win was the slimmest of the lot, with Alan Weir and Barry Cann winning by 13 and nine shots respectively.

Dunolly Blue now sits just three premiership points behind Talbot Gold, while it’s put a massive 20- point gap between itself and Avoca Red in fourth.

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