The result of Terang Green’s clash with Dennington Red came down to the last end on Saturday.
Terang Green pinched a 99-97 win in the closest game of the Western District Bowls Division (WDBD) division one round.
Terang Green’s Kevin Lee said everyone watched the final rink play out with the overall result in the balance.
“It was a very thrilling finish,” he said.
“Jim Whitehead was playing Darren King. With two ends to go, Terang was three down overall and he (Whitehead) got a three on the second last end to make it all square.
“It was a thrilling last end and Terang got two to win by two overall.”
Whitehead’s rink went down to King 28-20, but did enough to ensure the side recorded its second win of the season.
Terang Green’s Jamie Heffernan led his rink to a strong 37-12 win against Ian Wood, while John Murnane’s rink had a convincing win over Lee, 34-12.
“John Murnane’s rink was brilliant. They played a lot better than us,” Lee said.
Lee said it was a memorable day for Terang, which also won its division two and division four matches.
“It’s been a long time since all three sides have won on the same day,” he said.
Warrnambool Gold’s unbeaten streak stretched to three games with a convincing 114-74 win over third-placed City Memorial Gold.
Warrnambool Gold won all four rinks to establish itself in second place.
Ken Bell’s rink had a nail-biting win against Les Hawkins, 20-18.
Warrnambool Gold third Glen McNaughton said it was a hard-fought match. “Ours was the closest rink. It went down to the last end,” he said.
“The rest had good, comfortable wins.
“In our rink, everyone played well as a team. We had a six-shot lead up until the last four or five ends and they got within one shot on the last end.”
Timboon Gold snared its first win of the season, downing Mortlake Blue 109-67.
The result lifted Timboon Gold from the foot of the ladder to seventh.
Mortlake Blue is yet to record a win, along with bottom-placed Port Fairy Red.
Ladder-leader City Memorial Red demolished Port Fairy Red, 120-60.
In the other round three game, Warrnambool Blue defeated clubmate Warrnambool White, 106-88.