Pennant, Saturday

Saturday Pennant – Semi Final Form Guide

Welcome to finals

Congratulations to the five sides who have qualified for finals this season. Here’s a quick summary of the home and away season performance and a preview of the weekend to come.

Side 7

Division 5, Section 8 – 3rd place

Their section had a bye this season and the side also had a washout in round 5. They finished with 8 wins and 7 losses from their 15 completed matches.

Their Saturday match is against Beaumaris 4 at Beaumaris. The Seven’s have great form against their Semi final opponents, having defeated Beaumaris twice this season by 17 shots in round 4 and 25 shots in round 13.

This side has a great mixture of youth and experience and with their recent form, they’ve got a great chance to move through to the section final on Sunday.

Side 6

Division 5, Section 6 – 2nd place

15 wins and 3 losses this season. The Sixes spent 8 weeks in the top spot and have played out an excellent season.

Their Section Semi final is against Cranbourne 3 at home. Their first game against Cranny didn’t go to plan, but that was way back in round 3. The second match was a better result for the Wickers with a 32 shot clean sweep in round 12.

The home green is a great advantage for Saturday’s game, and a hard fought away win last week should see the Sixes ready to continue their winning ways and move up to Division 4 next season.

Side 5

Division 4, Section 8 – 3rd place

This was a really closely contested section. Berwick finished with 13 wins and 5 losses and a total of 214 points for the season. Narre Warren 2 and Parkdale 2 also finished with 214 points and it was percentage that decided positions 2, 3 & 4 in the section.

The Section Semi sees the Wickers take on 2nd placed Narre Warren 2 at Narre Warren. Narre Warren was victorious in round 15 with a 21 shot clean sweep over the Fives, but winning form is good form and the Wickers haven’t lost a game since then with an average winning margin of 30 shots in the final three matches.

Side 4

Division 4, Section 6 – 2nd place

The Fours had a great season with 13 wins and 5 losses, with only 1 of those losses in the 2nd ½ of the season. A brilliant win away from home last week, saw the Four’s knock off ladder leaders Chadstone 1 and move into 2nd place and grabbing the home final away from Saturday’s opponent, Vermont South.

These two sides are very evenly matched and this should be a cracking game at Berwick on Saturday. The last time they met the match was decided by only 4 shots with two rinks up and two down. The Fours will want to reverse that outcome this time, and with a home green advantage and plenty of support on hand, they should be able to do so.

Side 3

Division 2, Section 6 – 4th place

This is a strong section, with seven #1 sides represented. The Threes have had some strong battles this season, but they’ve finished with 9 Wins, 8 Losses and 1 no result due to heat. Even so, the Three’s remained in finals contention for most of the 2nd ½ of the season.

Their Semi final match is against Keysborough 1. The home & away results were tied at one win each but the Three’s have a much more settled side than the first time they met. They’ll go into this match at Keysborough with plenty of confidence and a will to win.

Once again we would like to recognise and thank all of the club position holders & volunteers who devote their time and effort each week to make this club what it is.

Without your hard work we would not enjoy the success that we do.

GO WICKERS