IT was not the best of week's at Cowdenbeath Bowling Club, writes Jack High.

The Tuesday hat night was cancelled due to inclement weather and there was no league game on Wednesday.

Thursday night saw Cowdenbeath host Headwell in the second round of the West Fife Top Five singles competition.

Some excellent bowls played across the five rinks. Robert McFarlane got off to a flier and won 21-6. Conversely, Wullie Wightman couldn't catch the rink and lost 21-6 against Ian Harley to level it at 1-1.

Lindsay Black was level at 12-12 with Keiran Delaney, Robert Thomson was 15-13 up against Liam Bell and Andy Johnstone was 15-12 down to Brian Scott at that time.

Keiran Delaney went on to beat Lindsay 21-18, Robert Thomson lost 21-19 to make it 3-1 to Headwell and Andy's game inconsequential with him 20-14 down. Good luck to them in the next round.

Robert McFarlane was representing the club in the West Fife Singles final at Dunfermline West End on Saturday, hoping to win the Husband Trophy for the sixth time - albeit the previous five were when he played at Dunfermline Nethertown.

Alan Stein, from Bowhill, who won the under 25 singles trophy a few years ago was bidding for his first win in this competition with Bowhill never having won it before.

In an excellent game, Robert got off to a slow start going 7-0 down after three ends then he scored ten shots in three ends to go 10-7 up. They then exchanged shots till it was 14-11 for Robert. He scored a three to go 17-11 up. Alan then scored on six consecutive ends to make it 19-17 for him. Robert levelled it at 19 before Alan won the next two ends with singles to take the trophy.

On Saturday, Cowdenbeath played their friendly game against Thornton at Thornton in the second leg of the 'Soap' Trophy with Cowdenbeath taking a huge 19 shot advantage with them. There were some very good bowls played and some not very good bowls played with the following results; Lindsay Black's rink lost by 16 shots, Lenny King's lost by 14 shots, Mitch Drysdale's lost by 7, Linda Duff's ladies rink lost by 2 and Darren Leitch's rink won by 2. A 59-96 shot defeat, which won Thornton the trophy for the first time in three years!