TERANG has claimed a big scalp, downing Warrnambool Gold and sewing up its Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant finals spot.
The two sides were fourth and third respectively heading into the round 13 showdown.
Terang’s 71-66 win all but secured it a top four finish.
It won two of the three rinks — Carol Cardwell produced an eight-shot win and Jean Fidge was successful by 10 shots in her first game as skipper for the season.
Terang player Jenny Meade said the team understood the significance of the result.
“There were a lot of voices urging one another on today,” she said.
“The difference between the two sides was not a lot.
“We were four up on the last end so it could have gone either way so it made it interesting right to the end.
“The pressure was on.”
Meade said Terang was pleased with its season to date but warned Timboon would prove tough to overcome in the final home-and-away round.
She said being a small regional club meant Terang had to overcome the two powerful Warrnambool-based clubs.
“We keep our teams the same and keeping the teams the same helps even if you do have a loss,” Meade said.
In other round 13 games, City Memorial Gold tightened its grip on top spot with an 84-46 thumping of Port Fairy Gold.
City Gold’s Denise Hillier and Port Fairy Gold’s Linda Creek drew 21-all but the City Memorial combination had convincing wins in the other two rinks.
Barbara Bibby ran away from Gill Phillips 30-12 and Chris McMahon was too strong for Kaye Miller 33-13.
City Memorial Green suffered its second straight defeat, going down to Timboon 75-70.
Warrnambool Blue won the battle of the bottom two, defeating City Memorial Pink 76-61.