Arran Select succumbs to Glasgow United

arran select vs glasgow unitedDespite a promising start to the game an Arran Select football team lost 5-3 to Glasgow United in a  friendly.

For more football results and island sport, see the Arran Banner edition of May 31 2014. Also at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Annual new year cricket match ends in a draw – again

sannoxcricketb02crk02Sannox cricketers took to the Astroturf in Brodick on Saturday January 5 2013 for their annual cocktail party/new year match. And for the third year in a row, amazingly, the match ended in a draw. Continue reading Annual new year cricket match ends in a draw — again

A game of two halves for Arran’s rugby boys

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Arran’s Rugby Club’s season got off to a competitive start last Saturday.

The club travelled to Giffnock to take on Braidholm in their first league fixture for two years, and narrowly lost by just three points in a game of two halves.

After two call-offs, firstly by Moffat in a cup game, then by Renfrew who pulled out of the league, it was a relief to get a full-contact match.

For more see this week’s Arran Banner, out September 16 or on lien from the same date at www.arranbanner.co.uk/digital

Fiona is Arran’s ladies golf champion

With her vast experience in match play, Fiona Crawford of Lochranza was victorious in the final of the Arran Ladies Golf Union (ALGU) island championship last week.

Played at Shiskine in beautiful weather over a course in excellent condition, the finalists were Fiona and Ellie Jones and the standard of golf was outstanding.

The better ball score was 73, the ladies therefore playing to a handicap of six.

Ellie was in cruise control from the start chipping in twice from well off the green for a three and putting beautifully.

By the seventh hole she was four up. Lesser players would have given up playing against someone who was in total control but Fiona’s vast experience at match play came to the fore as she hung on, taking control over the back nine bringing the match back to all square by the 17th hole.

After such an exciting match nerves prevailed a little at the 18th and the hole was halved in fives sending the ladies up the 19th.

This hole was played stroke for stroke with Ellie uncharacteristically missing a putt to give Fiona the match.

Well-done ladies on a fantastically exiting game to watch.

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