A gutsy performance, in true Midlothian style today, has set up a final day decider with Angus. We got off to a solid start this morning with Jane Turner and Hannah Scott wining their foursomes against Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart 4&3 and Claire Hargan and Gabrielle Macdonald beating Alyson McKechin and Gillian Kyle 2&1. Karen Marshall and Wendy Nicholson eventually succumed to the strong pairing of Megan Briggs and Linsey Stevenson 3&2.
A very quick afternoon turnaround, with players and caddies quickly downing soup and sandwiches in 10 mintes flat (due to the mens medal that had been in front!!) and off we went for a very cold and somewhat tense afternoon. Jane Turner, out first, was in a birdie blitz mood, beating Alyson McKechin 4&3. Kate McIntosh had a really tough draw coming up against an in-form Megan Briggs (loosing 6&5) and the others seemed very much in control early on.
But as the wind got up and the temperature chilled, Renfrewshire fought back. However when things get tough, so do Midlothian, and great performances for halves by Louise Fraser and Claire Hargan with Linsey Stevenson and Carol Whyte, a fantastic comeback by Hannah Scott winning 17&18 to win her game with Donna Jackson and a brilliant anchor role by in-form Gabrielle Macdonald, winning 3&2, brought us home as 6-3 winners. Good luck tomorrow girls – we can do it!