PORT Fairy Gold stretched its unbeaten streak to three and inflicted Timboon’s first loss of the Western District Bowls Division (WDBD) Tuesday pennant season yesterday.
Port Fairy Gold’s only blemish was a one-shot rink loss as it won 81-56 at Timboon Bowls Club.
Skipper Gill Phillips said the club was thrilled with its start to the WDBD top grade campaign. Port Fairy Gold accounted for City Memorial Green and City Memorial Blue in the first two rounds before rain washed out its round-three clash against Warrnambool Blue.
Phillips said beating Timboon on its home green was a big scalp.
“It was a very pleasing result,” she said.
“The conditions were fairly good, a little bit windy. Everyone handled the conditions well.
“Our team managed just after lunch to get a lead on them and managed to hold the lead and the other two games were very close.
“The teams worked well together.
“If one person is not in, the next person tends to get in there.
“We played as a team and encouraged each other.”
Corrie Dixon’s rink held off a fast-finishing Jan Norton to claim Timboon’s sole win, 26-25.
“They (Norton’s rink) were a fair bit down early and fought their way back and just lost it in the end,” Phillips said.
Warrnambool Gold accounted for Warrnambool Blue in their intraclub clash, despite winning just one rink.
Brenda Hawker’s comprehensive 40-16 win steered Gold home, 87-71.
Hawker said leaders controlled the game.
City Memorial Gold was too good for City Memorial Green, winning 83-60.
Pauline Burleigh’s rink produced a match-winning 33-15 result against Catherine Hoy.
That tipped the game in City Gold’s favour after Dorothy Gleeson and Karina Ellery played out a 24-all draw.
“I found it very difficult because I was in the green team last year,” Burleigh said. “I was pleased with my bowling but it was very difficult to bowl against my friends.”
Terang defeated City Memorial Blue by two rinks.