Murrayfield Curling, 28th October 2012
It was a tough afternoon for Edinburgh University as they were soundly beaten 15-1 by a relentless Carrington rink. Expectations were low coming into the match but Edinburgh will be disappointed at how poorly they played in a game in which they never really forced the opposition into a corner.
After a disappointing first end Edinburgh ploughed on regardless and some good play from their skip enabled them to keep the next two ends more respectable. The fourth end was Edinburgh’s best as some promising front end play from Gallagher and McCrossan was matched by good stones from Stirling and Spain as Edinburgh finally got onto the scoreboard.
Unfortunately it went downhill from there with the only highlights being a great double takeout from Stirling in the fifth that was followed in the sixth end by an audacious effort from Spain, facing 5, to take 1. Unfortunately she did not succeed but managed to cut Carrington down to 1.
A word of praise must also be given to Gallagher who was making his competitive debut for the club; he coped admirably under difficult circumstances and produced some excellent stones in end four. On a personal level, I would like to thank my brother who came all the way from Belfast to see his first game of curling, alas this time it wasn’t the best result. Unfortunately Edinburgh University sit bottom of the league without a win, but who knows, that win could be just around the corner… Keep believing!
I feel the final word should go to a player from the Veterans’ Curling Club on the adjacent sheet who, when I said the game wasn’t going to plan quickly responded; “Simple, change the plan!”
NB – this report is for a match dating to the 28th October 2012, and since then the Club have gone on to win a match against DAFS. The Publicity Officer offers his apologies for the delay in up-loading the report.