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Caberfeidh 1 suffer first loss of the season as Belmaduthy 2 become fifth team to move on to four points in the Ross-shire Province Curling League

By Andrew Henderson

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Belmaduthy 2 ensured that the Ross-shire Province Curling League stayed tight at the top by defeating Caberfeidh 1 to draw level with them on points.

In fact, the result means that five of the eight teams in League A sit on four points, while Muir of Ord 2 broke their duck in the third round of fixtures leaving only Ross Ladies and Muir of Ord 1 on zero points.

The most dramatic finish of the round though went to Invergordon’s victory over Muir of Ord 1.

It was a back-and-forth contest that saw Muir take a single shot in each of the opening two ends, before Invergordon came back with three in the third, and an extra single in the fourth.

Muir clawed back level again going into the final end.

There, it was anyone’s for the taking, but Invergordon’s rink of Val Mackay, Bob Baxter, John Mcharg and skip Nigel Murray’s superb heavy draw around a guard took the victory.

Muir of Ord 2’s win over Ross Ladies looked deceptively close with a 6–4 end result.

Ross Ladies’ skip Anne Gibb registered a four in end two, but that was her rink’s only score.

It was also the only end Muir did not score in, and that consistency paid off as they reeled Ross Ladies in to win by two shots.

Belmaduthy 2 though came out on top in the highest scoring fixture of round three, despite drawing blanks in the opening two ends.

They were three shots behind, before a four in end three turned the game on it’s head.

The momentum truly shifted, with Belmaduthy picking up two shots in the next end and another one in each of the following two, meaning that Caberfeidh’s double in end seven was no more than a consolation as they suffered a first defeat of the season.

Locheye were due to face Belmaduthy 1, but that match will be rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9.

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