Speirs beaten in last eight at Games

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Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre erupted in a thunderous cauldron of noisy triumph as Scotland clinched gold medal success in the gents pairs of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It was a record making 12th gold win for Team Scotland and the contributors were Paul Foster and Alex Marshall who had topped their section then beaten New Zealand, England and Malaysia to trigger wild scenes of
celebration.

Disappointment visited Neil Speirs of Kirkliston in the triples being edged out at the quarter-final stage by Northern Ireland.

As we went to press David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall were still in the medal hunt in the fours.

On the domestic scene West Lothian seniors lost by three shots (51-48) to West Fife in their Matt Purdie 
Trophy match at Kirkliston on Monday.

The rink results were: Bob McKay 11, K Balfour 13; Gordon Logan 22, R Gilchrist 10; Kenny Ferguson 9, M Comrie 8; George Marshall 6, Roy White 20.

WL continue their 
section programme this Monday coming when they face Edinburgh and Leith at Bathgate (noon).

George Sneddon returns from the Commonwealth Games to skip in place of George Marshall who is moved to third.

The seeds for the 16th playing of the West Lothian Masters have been announced and they are as follows: 1 Grant Logan (Kirkliston), 2 Cameron Greer (Bathgate), 3 Gary Smith (Linlithgow), 4 John Aitken (Kirkliston), 5 Andrew Dunnett (Queensferry), 6 Ewan Shearer (Bo’ness), 7 Thomas Mann (Newbridge), 8 Alec Allan (Newbridge), 9 Walter McDougall (Glenmavis), 10 Calum Logan (Kirkliston), 11 Raymond Logan (Kirkliston), 12 Sandy McDougall (Glenmavis), 13 Connor McKendrick (Middleton Hall), 14 Bryan Cooper (Bathgate), 15 Steven Fleming (Linlithgow), 16 Diz Drysdale (Bathgate)