Scotland battle ends with Anderson

6 November, 2018

It was Alex Marshall MBE next up against fellow countryman Stewart Anderson and a much vaunted match expectation was within the audience and they were not disappointed. Both players came out with top flight bowls and it was Marshall that seemed to have to have the slightest of edges against Anderson as he bowled into 6,2 lead by end five in the first set. Ends six and seven Anderson though came right back at Marshall with a treble and then a single to be one behind the 6 times World Champion going into the final end. It was Anderson that fought over the line to collect a well deserved double to take the first set 7,8.

Into the second set and yet again Marshall was playing quality bowls and again never let up on Anderson and it was Marshall that took a 5,2 lead going into end seven. Superb bowls from Marshall saw him take another double to extend his lead 7,2. Anderson kept coming though and was rewarded with a double on end eight but it was Marshall that sealed the second set 9,4.

Into the tie break and both players were playing some really incredible bowls and it was Anderson that took the first end. Second end and again Marshall looked as if he was going to get this one but once again Anderson pulled it out of the bag to take the second end and match to earn himself a place in the quarter finals.