Warrnambool Gold is one step closer to another crack at the Western District Bowls Division top-grade finals

DOMINANT: Gold's third rink, skipped by Helen Lock, won by 10 shots.

DOMINANT: Gold's third rink, skipped by Helen Lock, won by 10 shots.

WARRNAMBOOL Gold is one step closer to securing a spot in the Western District Bowls Division top-grade finals, after overcoming a fast-finishing Mortlake Blue to secure a 10-shot victory on Tuesday.

First rink skipper Brenda Hawker said the team fought well on a slow Mortlake green, while she also commended her rink and the rinks of fellow skippers Paul Symmons (second rink) and Helen Lock (third rink).

“It was a tough game, we wanted to win the rinks today and get the full points,” she said.

“Helen Lock’s team were up all day and won by 10 shots. Our rink was down a couple of shots early and then we managed to get up and win by one shot. Paul’s rink struggled all day and only lost by one shot.”

Elsewhere, Port Fairy Gold suffered a setback in its bid to secure a finals spot losing to City Gold by 33 shots, while Koroit Orange kept its finals hopes alive with a 16-shot victory over Terang Gold. 

Dennington Red defeated Timboon Maroon by 28 shots to secure second spot. 

Lawn Tennis Green comfortably defeated City Green 93-52, off the back of a strong performance from Marian Treweek’s rink who won by 36 shots.