Round of upsets in WDBD as fourth-placed Warrnambool Gold defeats leader Port Fairy

A ROUND of upsets has shaken up the final Western District Bowls Division (WDBD) Tuesday pennant standings. 

Fourth-placed Warrnambool Gold yesterday knocked off ladder-leader Port Fairy 74-70, fifth-placed Timboon defeated second-placed City Memorial Gold by one shot 63-62 and seventh-placed Warrnambool Blue drew with third-placed Terang, 69-69. 

In the other game, City Memorial Green defeated City Memorial Blue, 79-63.

The results mean Warrnambool Gold finishes the season second on the ladder, with City Memorial Gold slipping down to fourth. 

Port Fairy stays on top and Terang holds third. 

Port Fairy skipper Jill Phillips said she was hopeful her side could bounce back in next week’s finals. 

“It was disappointing to lose, but we are still at the top of the ladder,” she said. 

“There are a couple of things we need to tighten up, but I’m confident we will bounce back next week.”

Phillips said the wind had a huge impact at the Port Fairy green. 

“It was very swirly and made it very difficult to judge,” she said. 

Warrnambool Gold skipper Pat Boyd said the club was very happy with its final round results. 

“It’s a good way to end the season and it’s going to make things very interesting for finals,” she said. 

“It’s quite funny actually, Port Fairy beat us at home earlier in the season and then we went over there and beat them at home.” 

Next week’s division one finals will be held at Dennington, with Port Fairy taking on Warrnambool Gold in the second semi-final and Terang taking on City Memorial Gold in the first semi. 

In division two, finals will be held at City Memorial, with Lawn Tennis taking on Mortlake in the first semi-final and Port Fairy lining up against Koroit in the second semi-final. 

Division three finals will also be held at City Memorial, with Warrnambool Red taking on Terang in the first semi-final and Koroit taking on Port Fairy in the second semi. 

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