TRANENT Bowling Club are celebrating their third Top 10 title in the last seven years after defeating Port Seton on Sunday.

Tranent had beaten West Barns in the semi-finals while Port Seton ended Aberlady’s dream of reaching the final.

It would be the 2018 and 2017 winners looking to etch their name on the prestigious Jubilee Cup once again.

In a one-sided opening period, Port Seton raced to healthy leads in both the pairs (15-0) and triples (10-0).

Port Seton star Derek Oliver trailed 13-7 to Tranent favourite Alan Young in the singles.

East Lothian bowls legend Graham Robertson skipped Kenny McCrorie, Steven Whitson and Kev Cunningham to a four-shot lead in the fours discipline at the same point.

The quick running surface and weather always meant opportunities for counts were a distinct possibility.

Oliver scored a full house count of four to reduce his individual arrears to just two shots, while McCrorie clawed back shots in the pairs before a huge count of six saw the game back in the balance.

In the triples, an early count of five had Port Seton in the driving seat for most of the afternoon and a trading period of single shots saw them maintain that gap until the closing stages before Tranent responded.

Young extended his lead on Oliver once again and hit the front 17-11.

Young secured the first two points for Tranent three ends later, seeing out the victory 21-13.

In the fours, Robertson had maintained his four-shot cushion as he led through 13 ends.

Port Seton still held a seven-shot lead in the triples and, with the pairs all square entering the 16th end, it would ensure the overall result was still in the balance and a tense final few ends for the supporters.

The Tranent triple scored on ends 13 and 14 to head into the final end four behind.

Port Seton duo Graeme Archer and Mikey Greenan led 16-15 in the pairs after replaying the 16th end three times in the process.

Port Seton fours skip Scott Kennedy burnt back-to-back ends as he looked to force an opening for his side.

Then Port Seton claimed their first two points with victory in the triples, as skip Craig Valentine drew a match-saving bowl with his second bowl before drawing the match winner with his last bowl (14-9) to put Port Seton level on points.

McCrorie and Davie Sands completed the most sensational comeback in the pairs moments later, securing a 17-16 victory on the last end to leave Tranent on the brink of the title.

Kennedy once again looked for a burnt end in the fours to start their 16th end again, narrowly failing in his attempts.

He sportingly conceded the tie to leave Tranent celebrating a 6-2 victory.