Highland Tartan defied all odds during the final round of the Goldfields Bowls Division’s Saturday pennant at the weekend, defeating the second placed Golf Blue in style.
Tartan caused a stir in the last round of the 2017-18 home and away season as it gave Golf a run for its money.
Entering the match in fourth place and some 24 points behind Golf, Tartan pulled off a 93-71 victory.
Geoff Shay took the first rink for Tartan, dismissing Reg Cloke 38-15, and Gary Wallis quickly followed suit with a 36-25 win.
Almost getting away with a clean sweep, Golf made a comeback to take out the third rink as David Pearce defeated Gary Coburn 31-19.
Both sides had already secured a place in the semi-finals, but it was a sweet victory for Tartan to savour as it heads into finals this weekend.
Talbot Gold had no trouble defeating Newstead with a huge 41- shot victory, 89-48.
Talbot cleaned up all three rinks with little trouble, with Bill Burnett Newstead’s only bowler able to give Talbot any trouble when he suffered a narrow loss to Brett McCleary 25- 21.
Peter McLoughlin accounted for Rod Jackson 34-15, inspiring Rob Jackson to take an easy 30-12 victory to finish off Talbot’s strong day of play.
Ladder leader Dunolly Blue had no trouble defeating Avoca Red, taking a 94-47 victory.
For more on this story see Page 27 of The Advertiser, Friday, February 16.