Report from Colin Philip
Lanarkshire Junior Team had the short journey to the Ravenscraig
Regional Sports Facility on Saturday, 1 December 2012 to compete
in the Junior Inter Area Competition.
a variety of reason, after withdrawals, only four Teams were
left to compete in the event, which in itself was a real
disappointment to the players and Team managers, Ross MacLeod
and Bill Neill.
However, because of the lack of Teams,
the Inter Area Organiser decided that, to ensure that the
players all had plenty of games on the day, two games per
discipline were to be played rather than the one that was
While this change in format suited the
Teams with plenty depth in strength, these added games seemed to
work a bit against the Lanarkshire Team.
Lanarkshire had a resounding victory over the Team from the
Borders. Unfortunately, we were less fortunate against the Teams
from Glasgow and Edinburgh, both of whom were fielding the
stronger players from their Area. At the end of the day,
Lanarkshire finish in 3rd place.
Bearing in mind that we
had a reasonably young and inexperienced Team, coupled with the
strength of the opposition, Bill admitted afterwards that
although the end result was a bit disappointing, there was no
doubt that the Team will reap the benefits from the experience.