The match was originally scheduled to be played during the 2020/21 season, but due to the whole season being lost due to Covid restrictions the draw was carried over to this season, with the 2 clubs finally meeting over 18 months after the original draw was made.
As this was a daytime match, Dumbarton had a bit of difficulty raising a team that were able to play at that time. However a team consisting of Jim MacDonald (Skip), Keith Hart (Third), Bob Cameron (Second) and Douglas Third (Lead) was eventually formed only the day before.
Millport lost the toss, and electing to play with the yellow stones.got off to a solid start with a steal of one in the first end.
After Sandy Cunninghame (Millport's Skip) played an excellent double take-out in the 2nd end to leave Dumbarton facing 5 shots and no clear path to draw the 8 foot to take shot, or at least cut-down the shot count. Jim threw a heavy weight to catch the outside of a yellow stone at the front of the 12-foot, bounce across to catch a second yellow stone about a stones width from the target stone and bounce back into the house, in what can only be described as a hail Mary. The shot worked as planned as Jim salvaged a single to tie the scores, when it looked more likely that Millport would steal a 5. Although the shot was called, it did require a lot of luck, which was fortunately on Dumbarton's side.
This seemed to settle Dumbarton's nerves a bit as they recorded a steal of 2 in the 3rd end, before forcing Millport to take a one in the 4th for a 3-2 lead.