CITY Memorial Blue skipper Colleen Haberfield says the newly-promoted side wants to build on its surprising round one draw when it meets Port Fairy Gold today.
Haberfield said her side’s 70-all result with powerhouse Warrnambool Gold was the confidence-booster it needed to feel at home in Western District Bowls Division’s top grade.
“We will be competitive, we hope,” she said.
“That is our aim for the season, since we are the number three side in division one from City, and for the girls to enjoy their bowls and to enjoy the extra competition.”
Haberfield said City Memorial Blue’s test today would be to consolidate its round one showing.
“Helen Kelly had an exceptional rink and had a good win,” she said.
“It was my first time at skipping so we hope to do better.”
Port Fairy Gold skipper Jan Norton said she didn’t know the make-up of City Memorial Blue and was excited about the challenge.
“Our greens are running well, about a 16, which is great,” she said.
“It just depends on the wind. I am expecting a tough game.”
Norton said Port Fairy Gold had to work hard for its round one win against City Memorial Green.
“It was a great game between us,” she said.
“The wind was very challenging and the greens were running very, very fast so we weren’t dealing well with it.
“Our ambition is to make finals this year.
“We have to concentrate and play our game.”
In other games, Warrnambool Gold hosts reigning premier Terang, 2012-13 grand finalist City Memorial Green will strive for its first win of the season against Timboon and winless pair City Memorial Gold and Warrnambool Blue clash.