DON’T let the mild, friendly manner of Sandra Trigg fool you.
The Timboon Maroon player has a competitive streak that comes out each time she steps out onto the green to play in the Western District Bowls Division Tuesday Pennant.
“Nobody likes losing, everyone would much rather win,” Trigg said.
“I love the social side of bowls but when it comes to playing pennant, the aim is to win, no doubt about it.”
Sport has long played a big part in Trigg’s life.
She played tennis and netball before taking up bowls six years ago.
She may have followed her husband Jim’s lead in taking up the sport, but her own passion for the game quickly emerged.
In her six seasons at Timboon, Trigg is yet to play finals, something she is keen to experience.
“It would be great to play finals, a grand final would be even better,” she said.
“We have improved on last year, when we were down near the bottom.”
Timboon Maroon sits in sixth place on the ladder after the opening seven rounds of the season.
It slipped down from fifth position after a 90-56 away loss to top team Warrnambool Gold on Tuesday.
Despite the loss, Trigg said progress was being made.
“I think our improvement this year has come from practicing more,” Trigg said.
“We are an enthusiastic bunch, we have added a couple of younger players from last year and that’s been good.
“Playing the top team is always tough.
“You learn a lot playing against them but hopefully we can teach them a bit as well.”
The thriller in round seven on Tuesday was at Mortlake, with the home team fighting out a 76-76 draw with Dennington Red.
Port Fairy Gold put its home-green advantage to good use, defeating City Memorial Green 83-51.
The win came on the back of dominant performances from the rinks led by Gill Phillips, 33-15, and Hilary Hamilton, 29-12.
Lorraine Dakin’s rink went against the flow of play for City Memorial Green, winning 24-21.
The win for Port Fairy Gold has it nestled in second place on the ladder.