Away draw at Haddington keeps Gullane on Top
In a weekend of needle matches, it was Gullane that emerged on top of the pile in Division 1 when they came away from Haddington with a share of the spoils.
Both Haddington and Tantallon could have topped the table, should either team have delivered a win, but such is the keenness of competition this season that wins are not easy to come by. The ongoing Covid travel ban added another element as all teams had to limit team selections to Players who live in Level 2 (or lower) areas.
Tantallon came close on their trip to Craigielaw – at two matches apiece and with the decider going all the way to the final hole, this one could only be described as a tense finish. However the visitors’ veteran pairing of Allan MacCaskill and Alan Herd fell short in the end, and lost out by the narrowest of margins to Gordon McSorley and Ryan Yule.
Meanwhile Haddington found themselves in a similar scrap to the end in their home encounter against the leaders. Nobody could break the stalemate with George Blair and Mark White settling for a halved match with Greg Houlston and Robert Jack.
Royal Musselburgh came through their home match with Longniddry with a little more to spare. They won fairly comfortably at the top and the bottom of the order, however all three of the middle ties went to the final green before the home team emerged on top.
All of that leaves just two points separating the top five teams, and both Haddington and Royal Musselburgh have the chance to take over at the top next week with Gullane not in action.