After 4 rounds our 8 sides are all performing well and have put themselves in good positions leading up to the Christmas break.
Side 1 – def Pakenham away
In what was our first Friday night game in a few years we travelled to arch rivals Pakenham who pulled out all stops to set this one up as a win. GameFace Media, normally popular for their community football and cricket coverage was on hand to livestream the game. There was a great crowd and the Berwick members showed up in hood numbers to support the 1s.
Josh McQueen’s rink set the night up for Berwick with a big win. The TV rink was an amazing game of bowls with both skips changing the head with every bowl but Max Mannix for Pakky was the difference.
Rich’s rink got off to flyer only to lose 9 ends straight and the deficit of 8 was eaten up quickly and they managed a draw on the last end. Ellard’s rink started slow again but as we’ve seen this season came home strong to get a great win. All in all an awesome win for our top side who stay undefeated and on top of the ladder.
Side 2 – def Ferntree Gully 1
The twos have had an up and down start but with a few changes to the sides on the weekend and on our home turf the 2nd side came away with a big win set up Tony French’s rink who had a 19 shot win. Some great bowls were played and the support was good to see for our 2nds who continues to put the pressure on early and run away with it. They now sit just inside the 4 and need to consolidate this win against Narre Warren 1 away next week.
Side 3 – def Cardinia Waters 1
Another great win from the 3s away against the strong Cardinia Waters. 3 rinks winning and taking 16 points away is just what they needed to and go in to this weeks game against Narre Warren 2 at home. Currently 2nd on the ladder with a good percentage the 3s have a real chance to consolidate their top 2 spot going into Christmas.
Side 4 – def by Parkdale 2
A tough day out for the 4s against Parkdale 2nd side. They weren’t disgraced though and all rinks performed very well against a strong side. They’re still every chance to jump into the 4 in the next two weeks and come up against mordi allow and Mulgrave and they are both very winnable opportunities.
Side 5 – def by Upwey-Tecoma 2
Another tough day out for the 5s and still without a win the 5s are in real need of a win. Dennis Bartley and Paul Hunt’s rinks fought hard all day but that wasn’t enough to get the Wickers close enough. Two big games coming up against Burden Park and Mulgrave and two hood chances to get wins on the board. If the 5s can win them both they’ll push much closer to the top 4 before the break.
Side 6 def Edithvale 3
They’re flying at the moment!!! A massive 44 shot win and taking 15points, the 5s sit 2nd on the ladder with the best shot difference of all sides. Big wins to Pat Steere and Helen Watson’s rinks set up the day Vaughn Smith’s rink getting the draw and Dennis Fry stepping up and doing his bit this weekend filling in and only going down by 2 which is a great result for everyone. The 6s should win their next two against Hampton RSL 3 and Dandy Club 6 and that will see them well and truly in the top 2.
Side 7 – def by Moorabbin 5
Their first loss of the season and it was only the one rink that came up against a strong rink from Moorabbin. Still sitting 2nd though and game against Noble Park 4 and Carrum 2 should see them sit comfortably in a good position at the break.
Side 8 – def Beaumaris 5
An awesome results for 8s away at Beaumaris. Only losing 1 rink and now sitting 2nd on the ladder we are showing that the clubs depth is fantastic this year and with changes every week our sides are all performing very well early on. Game against Moorabbin and Murrumbeena are crucial to where the 8s will be positioned at the break.
A fantastic effort again by all our sides.