In the Premier Division, after a disappointing 8-2 defeat away to West Lothian, things didn't look like getting any easier as the first team came up against last season's runners-up, Murrayfield 1. Although two matches were lost in tight five enders, the 1st team were never really in the match as they went down to their second consecutive 8-2 defeat with Greig and Colin both winning 1. Iain again showed some positive signs and hopefully his first win will arrive soon.
In Division 2, the second team's undefeated run dating back to September 2013 was put to the test against Corstorphine 4. A win was expected but with their number 1, Clive Liddiard out through injury, the team knew they had to perform well to keep the run going and at 3-1 up it looked like being another good night for the 2nd team. Thereafter, however, matters took a turn for the worse as Penicuik lost the next 4 matches to go 5-3 down. Brian Bailey won match 9 to give the team a chance of a draw but Gary McDougal, deputising for Clive, couldn't find the form needed to win the final match of the night as the undefeated run came to an end with a 6-4 defeat. Brian won 2 while Ian and Gary won 1 each. The Club are hopeful that Clive's injury will not keep him out long and the 2nd team can bounce back to winning ways next week.
The 2nd Team's loss gave the 3rd team an opportunity to get ahead of their club colleagues in the Division. After a solid 6-4 away win in week 1, James Wighton, Gary McDougal and Abby Wighton faced their first home match of the season against Murrayfield 6. At 2-0 down things didn't look very promising but from that point the trio didn't look back wining 7 of the 8 remaining matches for an excellent 7-3 win. Gary won all his 3 matches, James 2 and Abby, who combined with Gary to also win the doubles, won 1. Although very early in the season, the result puts the 3rd Team equal top of the Division.
Penicuik 4 gave Gavin Hunter his first outing of the season as he joined forces with Neil Hayes and Kris Laszkiewicz in their away tie to Fife 2. Neil was unfortunately not on form as he lost his 3 matches but with Gavin and Kris both winning 2 the important match of the night was the doubles where Gavin and Kris combined to win 3-1 resulting in the fourth team's first point of the season as they battled to a 5-5 draw.