Port Fairy Gold defeats Warrnambool Gold in upset win

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Port Fairy's Pam Gibb celebrates a miracle bowl in the club's victory Warrnambool Gold. Picture: Rob Gunstone

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Port Fairy's Pam Gibb celebrates a miracle bowl in the club's victory Warrnambool Gold. Picture: Rob Gunstone

BATTLER Port Fairy Gold has dethroned one of Tuesday pennant’s most colossal forces.

Tenth-placed Port Fairy shocked reigning premier Warrnambool Gold by three shots, distancing itself from the bottom of the Western District Bowls Division Tuesday pennant ladder.

Port Fairy Gold third Hillary Hamilton described the feat as “really exciting”, revealing her side overcame a tense final end to claim victory.

The final score was 68 to 65.

“The other two rinks had finished, and ours (skippered by Kaye Miller) was still going,” Hamilton said.

STEP UP: Port Fairy skip Kaye Miller releases her bowl in Port Fairy Gold's win over Warrnambool Gold. Picture: Rob Gunstone

STEP UP: Port Fairy skip Kaye Miller releases her bowl in Port Fairy Gold's win over Warrnambool Gold. Picture: Rob Gunstone

“We had one left, and I sent it down and drew, which meant we had two shots.

“That put us three up. We just had to hope and pray (Warrnambool’s) Helen Lock didn’t get close with her last bowl.”

Hamilton said the triumph instilled belief in her side after a run of poor luck.

“We didn’t get six points against Lawn Tennis, because that was cancelled due to heat,” she said.

“We could’ve had more, but we’ll never know. We’re now able to stay in touch with the rest of them.

“Hopefully this lets us get up the board a little more.”

Warrnambool Gold skipper Paul Symmons said his side had “lots of improvement” left in it.

THAT WAY: Warrnambool skip Helen Lock checks the direction for her bowl.

THAT WAY: Warrnambool skip Helen Lock checks the direction for her bowl.