COWDENBEATH had their Soap Trophy first leg game on Saturday with Thornton played in perfect conditions, writes Jack High.

President Lindsay Black welcomed Kevin Fleming and six rinks to Bowling Green Street with Cowdenbeath looking to retain their trophy won last year over two legs.

It turned out to be a good day for the home club with the following scores recorded (Cowdenbeath skips first)- Derek Easson 9 Alan Scott 19, Lindsay Black 17 Kevin Fleming 9, Darren Leitch 19 Ian Morrison 9, Bobby Reekie 16 Bill Marshall 15, Charlotte Somerville 14 Lena Christie 15, Linda Duff, Ver West 10.

Overall score Cowdenbeath 90, Thornton 76, a 14 shot lead to take into the second leg at Thornton in July. Sweep winners were the highest up rink after 10 ends were Cowdenbeath Skip Darren Leitch and for Thornton, Alan Scott.

Tuesday hat night winners were Lindsay Black and Brian Miller.

BROAD Street had their first home friendly game on Saturday and it turned out to be a thriller.

The rinks were evenly matched and only two shots separated the sides.

The visitors were Kinghorn and they could not have picked a better day for it with the sun high in the sky.

Broad Street President A Ferguson welcomed Kinghorn President J.Smith and his fellow bowlers and for a change they decided to play to time instead of ends.

The game was keenly contested as the scores showed although there was lots of fun on the green.

Scores were (home skips) first J.Cain 17 E.Thomson 12, C.Jeffrey 19 I.Headrick 9, A.Nelson 11 A.Knox 14; D.Campbell12 J Sommerville 19, A Ferguson 13 J.Smith 16. A total of 72 for Broad Street and a total 70 for Kinghorn.

The winners of the sweep were J.Sommerville T.Jeffrey J.Watson and A. Robinson, 9 shots up after 10 ends.

A lovely meal was served by Lilian's Catering. All in all a lovely day was enjoyed by everyone.