GALLERY: Don Johnson's rink leads Warrnambool White to victory in WDBD Saturday pennant

A LOPSIDED win in a single rink handed Warrnambool White victory over Dennington Red on Saturday. 

Warrnambool White took the win 105 shots to 88, after a 40-shot victory in the rink led by Don Johnson. 

The massive victory, combined with narrow losses in the three other rinks, was enough to put Warrnambool White in the winner’s circle. 

Johnson said it was an incredible result and one not often seen. 

“To get 50 shots in a division one Saturday pennant game is pretty tough to do,” he said. 

“We had a good day in our rink — we did everything right and they just couldn’t catch a break.” 

“It was all set up from the front.

‘‘We got off to a good start and went from there.” 

Johnson said his first leader, Ken Timms, had an exceptional day. 

“He’s probably the best leader at the club and he got some nice bowls away for us early,” he said. 

“Allan Fary was my number two and he had a great day as well. 

‘‘Pat Green was our third and he got some really nice bowls away.” 

Johnson said it was the second time White had beaten Dennington this season.

He said the two teams had been in a fight to save themselves from relegation to division two. 

“Two or three rounds ago we were on the bottom and looked like we would be relegated,” he said. 

‘‘But a couple of good wins and it looks like we will be pretty safe.”

Warrnambool White sits ninth on the ladder, with 66 points and -235 shots ahead of Timboon Gold on 59 points and -263 shots. 

Dennington Red sit in eighth position. 

Johnson said White would face a tough assignment next week when it takes on fifth placed Koroit Blue at Koroit. 

“They were promoted last year after winning the division two pennant flag and have been going along nicely, so it’s going to be a good test for us,” he said. 

In other round 13 games, competition leaders Warrnambool Gold had a 44-shot win over Port Fairy Red 113-69, Koroit Blue defeated City Memorial Gold 124-62, City Memorial Red had a comfortable win over Terang Green 104-66 and Warrnambool Blue defeated Timboon Gold by a narrow six shots 96-90. 

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