TIMBOON Maroon's quest for back-to-back Western District Bowls Division midweek pennant grand final appearances remains in tact.
It survived a tight elimination final against Port Fairy Gold (59-52) at City Memorial on Tuesday to advance to the semi-final.
It will play City Memorial Gold in a cut-throat final.
Competition powerhouse Warrnambool Gold has advanced to the grand final after beating reigning premier City Memorial Gold 59-51.
Timboon Maroon skipper Gill Vorwerk said it would embrace the contest against City Memorial Gold.
"It will be a challenge and we just have to see if we can rise to it," she said.
"We did make the grand final last year in both our Saturday and Tuesday pennant so hopefully we can do it again this year and have a bit better result.
"I think everyone thinks we can do it - we've got good members, good camaraderie and a lot of positive energy in the club.
"We believe we can, it's just whether we can convert it on the green."
Vorwerk said her team had to find its composure against Port Fairy Gold after a shaky start.
"We looked a bit unsteady early but we just hung in there and started to find a bit of form and got over the line towards the end," she said.
"If you get halfway and you're starting to make inroads a little bit then you go 'we've got half a game to come back' and I think that's what everyone believed, that we weren't too far behind."
Vorwerk was pleased with her rink's performance.
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"Everyone did their part and we just kept on hoping we could get everyone else (on the two other rinks) geed up and make the difference for them," she said.
"(Arthur Finch's) rink came up and had a win, they were behind most of the time, so to come back up just shows they all have a lot of fortitude."
Vorwerk praised Port Fairy - a smaller club like hers - for making the top four. She hopes it can be a threat again next season.
"It's a shame really that one of us has to lose," she said of Tuesday's elimination final.
Western District Bowls Division's weekend pennant final series starts on Saturday.
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