A big change in a week!!! After a fantastic first round back after the break with 6 wins the weekend pennant sides could only manage 3 this weekend. A good wake up call for our sides and evidence that more work needs to be done to improve individually and as a team.
SIDE 1 def by Cheltenham – Ladder 3rd
Well, the 1s got a big wakeup call on the weekend and we’re comprehensively beaten by a consistent Cheltenham. It was clear they had a plan for the day, and they stuck to it and got the result on all 4 rinks. Disappointing that our rinks didn’t put up a fight when it counted and too many happy to be beaten on the day. It’s a game of confidence and positivity and when you lose both traits on the same day the result was never in doubt! Some big efforts are needed over the next two weeks or there’ll need to be changes. So, get positive and get the confidence back top team and show the rest of the club we can fight our way through the tough games and lead by example.
Side 2 def Heathmont 3 – Ladder 2nd
Great win by the 2s away at Heathmont and consolidating their big win last week! They’ve now pinched 2nd spot on the ladder and some consistency in sides is paying dividends. If the 2s can knock off Dandy Club this week they will move to top spot and the way they are going I’m backing them for the win. Clarkey’s rink set the day up with a comprehensive 15 shot win and the only rink loss was that of Tony French’s which did a great job to keep it close.
Side 3 def by Hampton Park 1 – Ladder 1st
They couldn’t hang on for the win in the 3s this week but have managed to stay in equal 1st place on the ladder. With only the 3 shot deficit overall at the end of the day the 3s nearly pulled it off but fell just short. They’ll probably see a couple of forced changes this week and will need to be up and about as they take on Cranbourne RSL away who are nipping at the 3s heels on the ladder. A good win could set up a good chance of a home final
Side 4 def by Beaumaris – Ladder 7th
The 4s have continued to go backwards after a great start to the season! Continual changes aren’t helping with 30 Players unavailable last week the poor old 4s seem to be copping some of the big back-end changes! This week they take on top of the ladder Cheltenham and a loss could see them lose touch with the 4. A win will throw them right back into the mix so it’s important for the 4s to put a plan together for this week and execute well and get the win at home.
Side def Dandy Club 3 – Ladder 7th
Finally!!!! The 5s got up in a drubbing over carpet specialists Dandy Club! With more changes and some opportunities given to some to change position the 5s racked up their first win of the season! Set up by the new “super skip” Vince Miceli and his rink of Brian Monaghan, Sue Reber and Tony Wynen. They were backed up by John Kleverlaan’s rink which covered the loss of Arboit’s rink. Well done to the 5s and great to see them back at the club with a smile on their faces
Side 6 def Narre Warren 6 – Ladder 1st
Another big win by the 6s and their probing the big hope this year! Club stalwarts are setting this side up every week with the names like Steere, Stilo, Watson, Bertoncello, Marshall, Kirby and Fowler they are proving that experience is hard to beat. They’re taking all before them at the minute and don’t look like losing!
Side 7 received forfeit from Burden Park – Ladder 1st
They’re still on top and take on 3rd place Moediallic this week and we are tipping the win by the 7s to stay well on top.
Side 8 def by Parkdale – Ladder 1st
A rare loss for the 8s last week as they travelled to Parkdale. Again, the changes don’t help each week but they’ll bounce back this week at home against Hampton 5 with a big win to move further in front.
Remember bowlers, when the game gets tough you’ve got to be mentally tough! Stay positive and play every bowl like it’s your last.