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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.