A PERFECT start to the season has Timboon Gold up with the big boys of the Western District Bowls Division.
On Saturday, Timboon Gold made the road trip to Warrnambool and got the points in a close tussle against Lawn Tennis Red.
Timboon Gold won three of the four rinks to triumph overall 93-86.
The win made it two from two for Timboon Gold but skipper Matt Haugh said the latest triumph came after a hard-fought battle.
“It was a very close game, a win for us was looking doubtful for much of the day,” Haugh said.
“We were two up at afternoon tea but they came out strong after that and got in front. We stuck at it and were able to peg them back and get the win.
“Every time we play Lawn Tennis Red we have a really close contest, they are always compeitive. The last time we played them they beat us so we didn’t go there taking them lightly.”
Timboon Gold has not played finals for a number of seasons, despite being competitive.
Haugh said the team still has plenty of work to do.
“We have Koroit coming up this week which will be a big challenge for us,” Haugh said.
“Over the last few years we have played okay but have had a lot of narrow losses. Winning those close games like we did against Lawn Tennis Red is a good sign. It was great to be behind and be able to fight back to win.”
Koroit Blue warmed up for its upcoming clash with Timboon Gold with a 109-74 win over Port Fairy Red on Saturday.
Koroit Blue won all four rinks at Port Fairy to win comfortably.
Warrnambool Gold sent a message to the rest of the competition with a massive win at home over Mortlake Blue.
In an extraordinary performance, Warrnambool Gold won 174-51, a staggering margin of 123 points.
Mortlake Blue was coming off a win in the opening round but had no answers for Warrnambool Gold.
Each Warrnambool Gold rink scored over 40 shots with the lowest winning margin for a rink being 27.
City Memorial Red also had a big win when it defeated Dennington Red 124-65.
All four rinks went the way of City Memorial Red with Vince Moloney’s winning by 38 shots.
City Memorial Gold had its first win of the season when it defeated Terang Green 98-84.
The derby between Warrnambool White and Warrnambool Blue was a close contest. In an incredible result, Warrnambool White lost three of the four rinks but still won the game 102-97.
Ian Hatfield’s 36-13 win was enough for Warrnambool White to pinch victory.