TIMBOON will face reigning Western District Bowls Division (WDBD) premier Terang in a must-win game before the Christmas break.
The third-versus-fourth showdown is the first time the pair will have met this Tuesday pennant season after their round-three clash was washed out.
Timboon failed to make finals in 2012-13, finishing sixth, but has climbed up the ranks this season.
Rita Rundle, playing second to Betty Russell, said today’s clash was important as the fight for finals intensified.
“They are a very good side,” she said. “It’d be very good to have a win before the Christmas break.
“There are only four games after that and we have a few tough games, a couple of them are (against teams) higher than us so we just have to work hard.”
Rundle put Timboon’s form spike down to determination.
It has dealt with injury, with Elva Dingwall replacing Jo Laing in Corrie Dixon’s rink.
“One lady (Laing) has been out for a few weeks with a fracture in her ankle and we won’t have her for the rest of the year but we have another good replacement,” Rundle said.
In other round 10 matches, ladder-leader Port Fairy Gold hosts sixth-placed Warrnambool Blue, fifth-placed City Memorial Gold plays eighth-placed City Memorial Blue and second-placed Warrnambool Gold meets seventh-placed City Memorial Green.
Tuesday pennant returns on January 14.