Terang has plenty to gain - and lose

TERANG’S Carol Cardwell has one plan for this week’s final round of Tuesday pennant bowls — to win.

With positions two to five on the ladder wide open, Cardwell’s Terang side is fighting to keep third position. But if everything works in their favour, they could move into second place and secure a finals double chance. 

Terang sits third on 76 points, one behind second-placed City Memorial Gold and three ahead of fourth-placed Warrnambool Gold. 

Timboon is fifth on 60 points. Terang will hit the road today, travelling to take on seventh-placed Warrnambool Blue.

Cardwell said the weather-plagued season had made the final rounds interesting and even more important. 

“I think we’ve lost three rounds, one to rain and two because of total fire bans,” she said. 

“We need to win, it’s that simple. 

“We are late starters but always seem to finish in a flurry. 

“I think if we go out there and keep supporting each other we’ll be all right.”

In the last round, played on January 12, Terang caused a major upset by beating competition leaders Port Fairy 79-58. 

“When we went into that game we were confident we could win,” Cardwell said. 

“It was an all-round team effort. We all supported each other and we got the job done.”

This is Cardwell’s eighth season at Terang, having joined after moving to the area from Yackandandah. 

“I started playing up near Shepparton, then played at Echuca and Yackandandah before we moved to Terang,” she said. 

“For me bowls is an interest outside of housework, a way to keep fit and to meet new people.” 

She said the key to Terang’s success this season was the friendships formed off the green. 

“We all get along and are friends, and on the green we all support each other,” Cardwell said. 

“When you have that off the green, it really shows through on the green.”

In other Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant games this week, City Memorial Green (6th) take on City Memorial Blue (8th), competition leader Port Fairy hosts Warrnambool Gold (4th) and City Memorial Gold (2nd) travels to take on Timboon (5th). 

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